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Mental Retardation

Access Nebraska

Select self-screening to see what programs you may want to consider applying for. Select the programs you want to apply for and submit the application online with an electonic signature.

The American Association of Mental Retardation AAMR

The American Association of Mental Retardation AAMR is an on-line resource that provides rapid access to information about the mental retardation and disabilities field.

The Arc of Nebraska

The Arc of Nebraska is a statewide association of people with developmental disabilities and their parents other family members interested citizens and dedicated human service professionals.

The Arc of the United States

The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disorders and their families.

Assistive Technology for All

AT4ALL is a free service from the Assistive Technology Partnership. AT4ALL has a variety of equipment available for all of your needs. Equipment available includes computers wheelchairs scooters walkers personal care items items for vision and hearing impairments hospital beds and adapted vehicles. At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan for sale or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.

CHIRS Consumer Health Information Resource Service

Need information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides such information to Nebraska residents free of charge through their Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information that may include Journal Articles Book Chapters Pamphlets and Web Resources. CHIRS information is provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your health care provider for specific medical questions. To request health information contact CHIRS or email them at or contact your local public library.

Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities Resources Resources

This comprehensive list of resources is provided by the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Developmental Delay Registry DDR

Dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor language social and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research and maintains a registry tracking possible trends. They also provide a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs.

Developmental Disabilities

This HHS resource provides information about Nebraskas system for persons with developmental disabilities tips and educational materials and links to related sites.

Disability Solutions

A publication that is published six times yearly by The Enoch-Gelbard Foundation. The goal is to make information widely available free-of-charge to families and professionals interested in Down Syndrome and other related disabilities.

Family Village

Family Village - This comprehensive site integrates information resources and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities their families and those that provide them services and supports.

The Assistive Technology Partnership hosts this housing listing and locator service that will provide easy access to information about housing opportunities throughout Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or 1-888-806-6287. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria access other helpful websites as well as tools for renters including an affordability calculator a rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information - also provides information on supportive services throughout the State especially those services linked to housing needs.

National Down Syndrome Congress

The National Down Syndrome Congress functions as a source of support and empowerment to persons with Down syndrome and their families.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities NICHCY

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities NICHCY - This comprehensive site provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families educators and other professionals. They focus on children and youth birth to age 22. This NICHCY site and their publications are available in Spanish.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a nonprofit program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation. They provide year-round sports training and competitions to over 1.2 million athletes worldwide in 26 sports.

The Waisman Center

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 14 national centers dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development and developmental disabilities through research and practice. Their programs involve research service training and outreach.

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