Local Resources

Nebraska's New Rule 51

Arc of Nebraska

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders)


Families Care, Inc. The Nebraska chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Housing Website

LDA of Nebraska (Learning Disabilities Association of Nebraska)

Munroe-Meyer Parent/Consumer Project

Nebraska Advocacy Services

Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Educational Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center

National Resources

Cure Autism Now (CAN)   http://www.cureautismnow.org
One of the largest private funders of autism research, CAN is an organization of parents, physicians, and researchers that is dedicated to promoting and funding biomedical research with direct clinical implications for treatment and a cure for autism.

The Dan Marino Foundation  http://www.danmarinofoundation.org/index.html
Founded by legendary Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and his wife Claire, The Dan Marino Foundation supports programs that provide integrated intervention services for children with autism and other special needs.

The Doug Flutie Junior Foundation  http://www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org/
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism was established by NFL Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, in honor of their son who was diagnosed with autism at age three. The Foundation's goals are to support financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism, as well as to fund education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism.

First Signs, Inc.  http://www.firstsigns.org/
First Signs, Inc., is a national non-profit organization dedicated to early identification and intervention of children with autism and other developmental disorders. Its mission is to ensure the best developmental outcome for every child by promoting awareness regarding the most important and often overlooked aspects of development: social, emotional, and communication.

Organization for Autism Research http://www.researchautism.org/
Led by parents, grandparents, and relatives of children and adults with autism, OAR plans to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individual with autism, teachers, and caregivers confront daily.

Unlocking Autism  http://www.unlockingautism.org
Unlocking Autism strives to increase public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders. UA assists parents of newly diagnosed children through its national parent-to-parent network and national hotline center. UA works to educate parents and families on treatment options, advocacy, and how to affect change nationally, as well as in their own communities.

Adaptations, the Young Adult Life Skills Network, offers socialization programs, career help, and other programs for young adults on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities in New York City.

Association for the Help of Retarded Children provides opportunities and choices for children and adults with developmental disabilities to realize their potential and achieve their goals by providing an array of individual and family supports.

The Autism Language Program at Children's Hospital Boston helps children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder communicate and learn more effectively.

AutismLink provides information and support for autism spectrum disorder, on a site that links to features, other autism organizations, services to help parents to meet other parents in their area; a radio show, and a nation-wide database of service providers.

Autism Society of America works to promote lifelong access and opportunity for individuals within the autism spectrum and their families. The Web site includes Autismsource.org which is a nationwide online directory of ASA chapters, professionals, government resources, diagnostic centers, and service providers. En Español.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers an Autism Resource page and a Developmental Stages guide covering children's health topics including Autism.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations treating children with autism and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), CARD develops individualized treatment plans, providing services to families throughout the world.

The ELIJA Foundation, established in 2002, serves parents, educators, professional and caregivers of of children with autism spectrum disorders on Long Island, N.Y. Its mission is to provide a clearer understanding of research-based interventions, in particular, applied behavior analysis. Elija offers scholarships to parents, caregivers and special educators to ongoing and sustained workshops.

The Friendship Circle seeks to help families of children with special needs by fostering a relationship between community teenagers and those children. There are Friendship Circles in more than 40 cities around the world. Also, help special needs kids by visiting the personal web page of Friendship Circle founding supporter Andrew Jacob of Blue Financial.

Families Together is a non-profit organization serving families in Kansas that have a son or daughter with a disability.

The National Autism Association offers information, research and support regarding the numerous theories on the cause of autism and the diverse treatments available in biomedical, educational, therapeutic, and dietary fields.

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provides grants to vocational, recreational, educational and residential programs that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Fight Autism is a Pennsylvania-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with autism through research, education, advocacy and treatment.

The Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of children with special needs.

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems. The Help Group?s six specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,100 students. The Help Group serves students 500 students with Autism Spectrum Disorders on a daily basis and offers diagnostic assessments, intervention, family support, after-school social skills programs and summer day camps.

The Marcus Institute helps find effective services for children with disabilities and learning problems, offering the most comprehensive diagnosis, therapy and care management possible. The Marcus Institute's staff of health care professionals is the largest team dedicated to child development in one facility in Georgia. In addition, our affiliation with Emory University and Kennedy Krieger Institute affords us access to a wealth of academic and medical resources.

The Organization for Autism Research is a parent-led organization using applied science to answer questions that other parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. The site includes a comprehensive Parent's Guide to Research (PDF). Pathfinders for Autism was founded by a group of parents of children with autism to support and develop lifespan services, raise funds for autism research, and provide information and resources for families of children with autism. The Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center offers an on-line, searchable database with information on services and programs throughout Maryland.

The SCERTS™ Model is an educational approach that focuses on Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support, and is a framework and guide to directly address the challenges experienced by children with autism spectrum disorders.

The Schafer Autism Report is a newsletter produced by volunteers to promote autism awareness and education toward finding the best treatments, preventions and cures for the range of autism spectrum disorders.

The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center provides up-to-date information, training and assistance to facilitate early intervention and long-term care. They also offer a resource directory for the Southwest region.

The University of Michigan's Your Child – Autism Information Page contains information and online resources covering topics such as legal matters and parenting tips.



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