Autism Action Partnership Presents Month Long Common Senses Festival, Starts April 3

Autism Action Partnership (, a local nonprofit, is hosting a Common Senses Festival, a month-long, multi-faceted festival that explores the human senses through interactive installations, performances, and more. This festival, which is the first of its kind, opens to the public on April 3. The installations, curated by national experts, engage the senses through visual art and technology. Running April 3 to April 30 at KANEKO, the installations will be free and open to the public during gallery hours of Tuesday through Sunday. One additional installation, OrchidsPlayscape, will be available at the Omaha Children’s Museum beginning in March. As part of the festival, several partner arts organizations are providing a variety of sensory-friendly offerings specifically designed for the autism community, including workshops, performances, and more.

“In addition to the wonderful opportunities for the autism community, everyone, neurotypical and neuro-diverse alike, is encouraged to come and engage in interactive installations that help to explain and educate the general public on what makes humans unique and what we all have in common,” said Kate Weitz, director of Common Senses Festival, Autism Action Partnership board member, and mother of a 10-year-old son with autism.

To learn more about Common Senses Festival and specifics on the events, visit and follow them on Facebook (@commonsensesfestival) or Instagram (@csensesfest).

Autism Action Partnership serves the Nebraska autism community by providing support to families, advancing inclusion throughout our community, and creating pathways to prosperity. Learn more at