Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was presented with the Employer Partnership Award from the Autism Center of Nebraska (ACN) on Saturday,
May 4 at its annual gala.
The Zoo was recognized for its number of successful job placements through Connections, ACN’s employment program. Connections is a program used to help place ACN job seekers into career paths.
“Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has for years been a great partner of the Autism Center of Nebraska,” said Brett Samson, CEO of ACN. “The Zoo has worked closely with ACN to help the people we support gain appropriate job and social skills, as well as become successful employees.”
ACN is a certified developmental disabilities service provider under contract with the State of Nebraska Health & Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Nearly 150 individuals receive services from ACN, ranging in age from five to 65. Although ACN specializes in autism, they serve persons with a variety of developmental disabilities.