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LIST OF RESOURCES

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Non-English Resources

Autism Speaks has resources available in several

languages including: Spanish, Somali, Arabic, French, Korean plus others  
Website: 
Autism Speaks Non-English Resources 

Center For Autism and Related Disorders - Español (CARD)

Website: Center For Autism and Related Disorders Español

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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. 

Answers for Autism

Phone: 402-812-5939

Website: Answers for Autism

 

The mission of Answers for Autism is to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. We provide ABA services to people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to help in areas of language, social skills, academic, daily living skills, and self management. Our pledge is to treat each person we serve as an individual first. Our philosophy is guided by the quote from Dr. Stephen Shore, "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism."

The ARC of Lincoln
6500 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68505 
Phone: (402) 421-8866 
Email: info@arclincoln.org 
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. 

Behaven Kids - Lincoln (Omaha, and Elkhorn locations available)

1145 High Street

Lincoln, NE 68502

Phone: 402.423.6464

Website: Behaven Kids

To passionately teach effective skills that change children’s lives and ultimately changes our future. Our programs are designed to bring hope and help to children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health concerns.

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. 

 

Center For Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

233 S 13th St #1100

Lincoln, NE 68501

Phone: (531) 530-0297

Website: Center For Autism and Related Disorders

At CARD, access ABA services without delay. CARD provides services to patients of all ages across all settings at locations throughout the United States.

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. 

 

Communication Works Speech and Language Services

1540 South 70th Street, #101
Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone: 402-480-3152

Website: Communication Works Speech and Language Services

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
Email: Contact@cerebralpalsyguide.com 
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). 

 

Disability Rights Nebraska

The Center for Disability Rights, Law and Advocacy

134 S. 13th Street, Suite 600Lincoln, NE 68508 

Phone: (402) 474-3183

Toll Free: (800) 422-6691

Website: Disability Rights Nebraska 

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. 

Easterday Recreation Center

6130 Adams St.

Lincoln, NE 68507

Phone: 402-441-7901

Website: Easterday Recreation Center 

Easterday Recreation Center is a Lincoln Parks and Recreation facility providing community recreation programs and human services for all ages. Providing community recreation programs and Special Olympics programs. 

Easter Seals Nebraska
12565 West Center Road, Suite 100 
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (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. 

Handprints and Footsteps

5930 Vandervoort Dr Ste A 

Lincoln, NE

Phone: 402-420-2099

Website: Handprints and Footsteps

Handprints & Footsteps Clinic is a physio clinic which has qualified physical therapists who deals with joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living, among other responsibilities. Treatment includes therapeutic exercises, cardiovascular endurance training, and training in activities of daily living.

Heartland Speech & Occupational Therapy

1651 N. 86th St., Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68505

Phone: 402-327-2500

Website: Heartland Speech & Occupational Therapy

Our SLPs and OTs have vast experience treating children of all levels of need. We have had the great pleasure of working with kids with many different diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate, genetic disorders, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, ADHD, Williams Syndrome, torticollis, and developmental delay.

Homer’s Heroes

Website: Homer's Heroes

The Homer’s Heroes division is for boys and girls with physical or intellectual disabilities, ages 5 to 17.  In 2019, 95 players participated in the program.  Six weeks of games are played starting the first Saturday of June.  Volunteer “Buddies” encourage and assist each player during the game.  One game is played at Haymarket Park with the Lincoln Saltdogs players. The Optimist Clubs of Lincoln established the program in 1992 and has coordinated this baseball league since that time.

HopeSpoke

2444 O Street

Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Phone: 402.475.7666

Website: HopeSpoke

The struggle IS real. Mental health issues and trauma are hard for anyone to overcome, especially if you’re a kid. When things feel hopeless, HopeSpoke helps families find confidence.

HopeSpoke plays an invaluable role in providing children and families with the skills to feel empowered and be successful; helping them heal, be courageous and find strength to live well.

With a long history and positive presence, HopeSpoke continues to reach out with expert care to make our community a better place—full of happy, hopeful, healthy families.

Horses for Healing - Equine Therapy & Research Center

6300 Princeton Rd

Firth, NE 68358

402-730-1176

Website: Horses for Healing

By using both horse interaction and horseback riding, Horses for Healing; Equine Therapy and Research Center helps people of all ages and abilities overcome physical or mental challenges so they can live a more fulfilling life.

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. 

Learning Strategies Center

Linda Schutz-Muehling, CCC.SLP

Phone: 402-486-1037

Lovass Institute for Early Intervention

2925 Dean Parkway
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Minnesota Office: (612) 925-8365
Nebraska Office: (402) 328-0283

Website: Lovass Institute

The Lovaas Institute provides behavioral treatment utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. The Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis has undergone rigorous research at UCLA under the direction of Dr. Lovaas, proving its effectiveness in treating children with autism.

Midwest Neurofeedback

1530 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone: 402-327-0073

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. 

NE211
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 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. 

Nebraska Transition College
Website: Nebraska Transition College 


Nebraska Transition College seeks to empower individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning difference with the freedom to experience their full potential through the power of choice, effectively changing their lives and our communities.

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
Phone: (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. 

Special Olympics

9427 F Street

Omaha, NE, 68127

Phone: (402) 331-5545

Website: Special Olympics Nebraska

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.

It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

 

TOP Soccer

Phone: 402-464-5425

Website: Top Soccer

Capital Soccer Association is the Premier Soccer Club in Lincoln, NE, offering Micro, Youth, Competitive Select, and Recreational programs for children ages 4-19, as well as adult indoor and outdoor leagues, tournaments, and a wonderful TOPSoccer program.​

Therapy Works of Nebraska

6500 Holdrege Street

Lincoln, NE 68505

Phone: (402) 942-1329

Website: Therapy Works

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a profession that strives to promote health and well-being through participating in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual’s ability to participate by adapting the activity, the environment, and/or the person. In both the pediatric and adult populations our programs look to evaluate the performance skills of each individual and help them to develop the fine and gross motor, sensory processing and cognitive skills that are necessary for activities of daily living. Our therapists are specialized in the treatment and management of infants through geriatrics with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Occupational therapy gives people the skills for the job of living necessary for living life to the fullest.

Nebraska Lifespan Respite

Nebraska Resource and Referral System

206 S. 13th Street, Suite 1000
Lincoln, NE 68588-0227

Phone:  402-472-0844.

Website: Nebraska Resource and Referral System

We care for those who care for others. Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.

The Nebraska Respite Network
Phone: 1-866-RESPITE 
Website: 
The Nebraska Respite Network 


The mission of Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. For over 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers. Ongoing support is available with FCA, also now on a digital service platform. FCA is a longtime advocate for caregivers in the areas of policy, health and social system development, research, and public awareness, on the state, national and international levels.

Windsong Equitherapy

Phone: 402-730-6020

Website: Windsong Equitherapy

The mission of Windsong Equitherapy is to provide high-quality equine assisted activities to individuals of all ages with varying abilities in a safe and supportive environment. We provide mounted therapeutic horseback riding to children, teens, and adults with a variety of physical, emotional, cognitive and developmental challenges.

Wonderfully Made

5539 S. 27th St., Suite 101

Lincoln, NE 68512

Website: Wonderfully Made

We make Functional Skills Fun! Our goal is to provide fun opportunities for kids with special need in our community while also providing respite to their families.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

203A Barkley Memorial Center 
4075 East Campus Loop South
PO Box 830731
Lincoln, NE  68583-0738

Phone: 402-472-2071

Website: UNL - Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The UNL Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic provides services for individuals with speech, language, hearing, and balance impairments.  Clinic providers serve all ages and address a broad range of disorders.  Services are provided by ASHA-certified speech language pathology and audiology faculty members and graduate student clinicians in our speech language pathology and audiology training programs.