Autism Family Network Resources

Answers4Familes Project
206 South 13th Street - Suite 1000
Lincoln, NE 68588-0227
Phone: (402) 472-8044
Toll Free: (800) 746-8420
Website: Answers4Families

The site provides internet based support and information for Nebraskans with special needs. The website is a place where families, caregivers, and professionals can subscribe to e-mail discussion groups; search the Nebraska Resource Referral System (NRRS) database Nebraska Resource Referral System (NRRS); submit questions to a registered pharmacist through "ASKRx" or to the expert of the month; finds links to numerous federal, state, and local government agencies and organizations.

The ARC of Lincoln
5730 R Street, Suite C2
Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone: (402) 421-8866
Website: The ARC of Lincoln

The local chapter of a nationwide network of parents, professionals, and concerned citizens committed to promoting and protecting the rights and interests of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. The ARC of Lincoln provides individual assistance, support groups, resource materials, informational sessions, and connections to other Families.

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
3901 N. 27th Street, Suite 5
Lincoln Nebraska 68521
Phone: (402) 471-0734
Toll Free: (888) 806-6287
Website: Assistive Technology Partnership

ATP is dedicated to helping Nebraskans with disabilities, their families, and professionals obtain assistive technology devices and services. Services provided include: information, on-site technical assistance, training, accessing equipment and funding. There are ATP offices located in Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, and Scottsbluff. The ATP Education Offices are located in Cozad, Ainsworth, Ogallala, Omaha, and Wakefield.

Autism Center of Nebraska
Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc.
9012 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68127-3549
Phone: (402) 315-1000
Fax: (402) 315-1001
Website: Autism Center of Nebraska

ACN is a certified developmental disabilities service provider under contract with the State of Nebraska Health & Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Nearly one hundred and thirty individuals receive services from ACN, ranging in age from seven to 60. Although ACN specializes in autism, we serve persons with a variety of developmental disabilities. Individualized services and supports are designed to lead to a higher level of independence for each individual receiving services, addressing the individual’s desires for his/her future. ACN provides a variety of residential, vocational, pre-vocational and educational services. At ACN, we believe that every person, regardless of disability, is valuable, and deserves to be considered valued members of their home community.

Autism Society of Nebraska
PO Box 83559
Lincoln, NE 68501-3559
Phone: (402) 637-5670
Toll Free: (800) 580-9279
Website: Autism Society of Nebraska

The Autism Society of Nebraska site provides a network of services to provide support families all across Nebraska. ASN has been a part of the Nebraska landscape since 1975. We are committed to helping the families and individuals living with autism spectrum disorders by supporting the local legislation, publishing a parents resource book, fundraising, and helping plan the annual statewide Autism Conference.

Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
253 Barkley Memorial Ctr
Lincoln, NE 68583-0747
Phone: (402) 472-4194
Website: Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network

The site provides a network of services to provide support for local school districts, educational service units, and parents of children with ASD's. There are five regional ASD Network Teams. Each region has a lending library consisting of books, videos and other resources that is available to school districts and parents upon request.

Birth Injury Center
Website: Birth Injury Center

A birth injury is a health problem that an infant is born with that is, in most cases, completely preventable. While birth injuries can be caused by a variety of reasons, Birth Injury Center was created to raise awareness and shine a light on this important issue. Our easy to navigate and comprehensive website is dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes. Our mission is to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Cerebral Palsy Group
Website: Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy. We are dedicated to providing information, material and resources that are available to parents with children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Website: Cerebral Palsy Guidance

A Helping Hand On Your Journey. We provide vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Entertainment Guide for Families of Children with Special Needs
Website: Entertainment Guide for Families of Children with Special Needs

This resource shines light on information regarding cerebral palsy as well as an activity map. The map consists of aquariums, museums, theme parks and zoos across the United States that have made a mission to make the experience friendly for those with special needs. The resource also provides helpful tips for a day out along with additional resources and tips.

Cerebral Palsy Guide:
3208 E Colonial Dr. #241
Orlando FL 32803
Website: Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that helps familes and individuals affected by cerebral palsy. They share information about therapies and treatment, the causes of CP and support for those with this disorder.

Developmental Disabilities System
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-8501
Website: Developmental Disabilities System

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is charged by State Statute with the responsibility for carrying out the Developmental Disabilities Services Act. Responsibilities include certification, technical assistance, regulations and payment for providers of community-based developmental disabilities services, and operation of the Beatrice State Developmental Center (a 24-hour intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities).

Easter Seals Nebraska
12565 West Center Road, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144
(800) 650-9880
Website: Easter Seals Nebraska

Provides services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work, and play. Services include employment, recreation, respite, alternative finance, and support solutions.

Hotline for Disability Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0801
Toll Free: (800) 742-7594
Website: Hotline for Disability Services

The Hotline provides information and referral to Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to a disability. This includes information about rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights and other areas. Also provides information on brain injury for NEBrainstorm, Nebraska's Brain Injury Resource Network.

Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Phone: (402) 559-6430
Toll Free: (800) 656-3937 ext 96430
Website: Munroe Meyer Institute

The Monroe Meyer Institute specializes in working with persons with genetic disorders and developmental disabilities. Focus areas are education, research, training, and clinical services provided in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment to support individuals with special healthcare needs and their families. Some of the main areas of basic and applied research include: molecular genetics, brain malformation, heritable conditions involving connective tissue and inherited cranio facial disorders.

Phone: 211 or (402) 444-6666
Website: NE211

This site provides online access to information on human services in Nebraska, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc. (NAS)
The Center for Disability Rights, Law and Advocacy 134 S. 13th Street, Suite 600
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 474-3183
Toll Free: (800) 422-6691
Website: Nebraska Advocacy Services

As the protection and advocacy system in Nebraska, NAS has the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities. Other activities include public education, information and referral, and public policy analysis.

Nebraska Child Find
Steve Miller, Statewide Coordinator 3901 N. 27th Street, Suite 5
Lincoln, NE 68516-2204
Phone: (402) 471-2447
Toll Free: (888) 806-6287
Website: Nebraska Child Find

Serving Nebraska's children and young adults with disabilities by help parents, educators, and service providers find answers to development and special education concerns. Information is provided on rights, resources, and referrals.

Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-2330
Website: Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities

Governor appointed state council members who focus on improving system of support for persons with disabilities and their families by examining support systems across the lifespan. The Council funds six regional councils to carry out goals at the local level.

PTI Nebraska
Parent Training and Information for families of Children with Disabilities
1941 S. 42nd St.
Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: (402) 346-0525
Toll Free: (800) 284-8520
Website: PTI Nebraska

PTI Nebraska is a statewide resource for families of Children with disabilities and special health care needs. Information is provided on disabilities, special education programs, and the provision of local workshops, and parent to parent support.

Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
100 Centennial Mall North - Federal Bldg.
Lincoln, NE 68508
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
Website: Social Security Administration

This is the United States government Social Security site. On it you will find information on requirements for receiving SSI benefits for children. You can file an application for SSI as well as make appeals or check on the status of an appeal for a medical disability claim online. There you will also find information and forms for obtaining a new social security card or changing information on your card.

The Nebraska Respite Network
YWCA Lincoln
Southeast Service Area:
Misti McInteer, Southeast Nebraska Respite Coordinator
Phone: (402) 434-3494 ext. 103
Toll Free: 1-866-RESPITE
Website: The Nebraska Respite Network

The Respite Network is the centralized coordination point for the Lincoln/Lancaster County respite service delivery system. Parents or care givers can rely on the services of the Respite Network to provide assistance in accessing crisis, temporary, or ongoing respite services.