Nebraska Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE  Program. TECHNOLOGY RELATED Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and Information Project. PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA) PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care
Needs.

 
 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Gary M. Sherman, Director
Special Populations, Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
            (402) 471-2471       (V/TTY);             (402) 471-0117      
E-mail: gary_s@nde4.nde.state.ne.us
URL: http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SPED/sped.html

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Jan Thelen, Consultant
Special Populations Office
Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-4319      
E-mail: jan_t@nde4.nde.state.ne.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Joan Luebbers, Consultant
Special Populations Office
State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-2463      
E-mail: joan_l@nde4.nde.state.ne.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Frank Lloyd, Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Education
P. O. Box 94987
301 Centennial Mall South, 6th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-3649      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Student Personnel Services
Career Guidance & Counseling
Vocational Special Needs/Nebraska Dept. of Educ.
P.O. Box 94987; 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-4811      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Barbara Ramsey, Director
Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 94728
Lincoln, NE 68509-4728
            (402) 471-2851      , (Ext. 5507)

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Mark Dekraai, Administrator
Office of Community Mental Health
Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 94728
Lincoln, NE 68509-4728
            (402) 479-5512      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAMS

Cathy R. Anderson, Director
Developmental Disabilities System
Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 94728
Lincoln, NE 68509-4728
            (402) 479-5110      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Mary Gordon, Program Administrator
DD Planning Council/HHS
P.O. Box 95044
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-2330      
E-mail: DOH711@umhost.ctp.state.ne.us

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Timothy Shaw, Executive Director
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc.
522 Lincoln Center Bldg.
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 474-3183      ;             (800) 422-6691      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Victoria Rasmussen, CAP Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
            (402) 471-3656      ;             (800) 742-7594       (In NE)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Mary Jo Iwan, Administrator
NE Health & Human Services
Department of Social Services
Special Services for Children & Adults
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
            (402) 471-9345      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

James S. Nyman, Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services for the Visually
Impaired/Department of Health & Human Services
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510
            (402) 471-2891      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Tanya Wendel, Executive Director
NE Commission for the Hearing Impaired
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420
Lincoln, NE 68510
            (402) 471-3593       (V/TTY)
            (800) 545-6244       (Voice, in NE only)
E-mail: twendel@nchi.state.ne.us

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Douglas D. Christianson, Commissioner
Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
            (402) 471-2783      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Deborah Weston-Hahn
Autism Society of Nebraska
6831 Marcus Road
Lincoln, NE 68516
            (402) 423-3796      

Brain Injury
Sharon Auld & Jan Kauffman, Executive Directors
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska, Inc.
P.O. Box 124
Gothenburg, NE 69138
            (308) 537-7875      
E-mail: bil3135@navix.net

Cerebral Palsy
Terri Mecham Butler, Executive Director
UCP of Nebraska
210 Gateway, Suite 432
Lincoln, NE 68505
            (402) 466-9659      ;             (800) 729-2556      

Developmental Disabilities
Rene Ferdinand, Executive Director
The Arc of Nebraska
645 “M” Street, Suite 21
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 475-4407      
E-mail: reneferd@inetnebr.com

Epilepsy
Lynne Holmquist, Executive Director
Epilepsy Association of NE/Western IA
6910 Pacific St., Ste. 103
Omaha, NE 68106
            (402) 553-6567      ;             (800) 477-0290      

Learning Disabilities
Bob & Sharon Bloechle
Learning Disabilities Association of NE
P.O. Box 6464
Omaha, NE 68106
            (402) 571-7771      
E-mail: LDAofNE@aol.com

Mental Health
Margaret Medel, President
Nebraska Family Support Network
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 220
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 477-2992      

Linda Jensen, President
NE Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Rt. 3, Box 12C
Kearney, NE 68847
            (308) 865-8729      

Mental Retardation
Rene Ferdinand, Executive Director
The Arc of Nebraska
645 “M” Street, Suite 21
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 475-4407      

Speech and Hearing
Brenda Bitzer, Manager
NE Speech-Language-Hearing Association
455 S. 11th Street, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 476-9573      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of NE
7101 Newport Ave, Suite 206
Omaha, NE 68152-2153
            (402) 572-3570      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Robert Petrosik, Chief Operating Officer
Easter Seal Society of NE
12100 W. Center Rd., Suite 820
Omaha, NE 68144
            (402) 330-6660      Nebraska Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities
c/o Nebraska Advocacy Services
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 474-3183      

People First of NE, Inc.
c/o NE Advocacy Services
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 522
Lincoln, NE 68508
            (402) 474-3183      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Bruce A. Buehler, M.D., Director
Meyer Rehabilitation Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
            (402) 559-6400      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Mark Schultz, Project Director
Nebraska Assistive Technology Project
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
            (402) 471-0734       (V/TTY)
E-mail: atp@nde4.nde.state.ne.us
URL: http://www.nde.state.ne.us/ATP/TECHome.html

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION PROJECTS

Glenda Davis, Project Director
Nebraska Parent’s Information & Training Center
3610 Dodge Street, Suite 102
Omaha, NE 68131
            (402) 346-0525       (V/TTY);             (800) 284-8520       (V/TTY in NE only)
E-mail: npc@uswest.ne.net
URL: http://techlab.esu3.k12.ne.us/npc/ParentsCenter.html

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Annie Adamson, Coordinator
Pilot Parents
3610 Dodge Street, Suite 101
Omaha, NE 68131
            (402) 346-5220      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Sherry Miller, President
Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
2801 Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68504
            (402) 465-4030      ;             (800) 714-3374      
E-mail: ne_office@pta.org

 


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