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American Health Assistance Foundation

The American Health Assistance Foundation AHAF is a nonprofit charitable organization that has dedicated over 30 years to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases.

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.

Adolescent Health Transition Project

Adolescent Health Transition Project is a resource for adolescents with special health care needs chronic illnesses or physical or developmental disabilities. The Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care.

Aged Blind and Disabled Medicaid Eligibility Survey

This website tracks the various eligibility choices for aged blind and disabled populations made by state Medicaid programs at a point in time 2001. It contains an explanation of aged blind and disabled eligibility rules as well as several options on how to search for specific information on eligibility options chosen by all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Has fact sheets on disabilities summaries of research health care cost and utilization information and primers such as Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery or before your child has surgery.

The AgrAbility Project

The AgrAbility Project assists agricultural and agribusiness workers who have physical and mental disabilities. Nebraska AgrAbility information is available on this site.

All Refer Health

Medical resource provides comprehensive and authorative information and news on diseases symptoms tests surgery injuries nutrition medications and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families

The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date material on issues such as the depressed child teen suicide stepfamily problems and child sexual abuse.

The American Association of People with Disabilities AAPD

A non-profit non-partisan cross-disability organization whose goals are unity leadership and impact.

American Lung Association of Nebraska

The American Lung Association of Nebraska is a non-profit non-governmental voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention and control of lung disease and the promotion of respiratory health. It is affiliated with the national American Lung Association. Today our areas of focus are asthma tobacco use in children and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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.

Autism Society of America

Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families through advocacy public awareness education and research related to autism.

The Beach Center on Families and Disability

The Beach Center on Families and Disability at the University of Kansas is a rehabilitation research and training center on public policy affecting families who have children with disabilities.

The Child Abuse Prevention Network

Information excerpts from recent books links an electronic newsletter and discussion groups for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.

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.

The Congenital Heart Information Network

The The Congenital Heart Information Network provides information and resources to families of children with congenital and acquired heart disease adults with CHD and the professionals who work with them.

Consumer Health Information Resource Service

The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend to Nebraska residents free of charge through our Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information for you.

Disability Resources Inc.

Disability Resources inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live learn love work and play independently. This site includes their award-winning newsletter Disability Resources Monthly.

Easter Seals Nebraska

Easter Seals Nebraska provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs as well as support to their families. Some of the services include AgrAbility benefits planning assistance camp recreation activitiies and lifespan respite.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities Gifted Education

Books for families with special needs children from The Educational Resources Information Center ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. ERIC gathers and disseminates the professional literature information and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities andor who are gifted.

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education provides access to educational materials reports bibliographic information frequently asked questions about disabilities fact sheets and more.

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.

Family Voices

Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.

Health Central

The HealthCentral Network Inc. has a collection of owned and operated Web sites and multimedia affiliate properties providing timely in-depth trusted medical information personalized tools and resources and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.

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.

The League of Human Dignity

The League of Human Dignity operates centers for independent living. This site provides newsletters as well as information on barrier removal equipment repair and sales mobility options and more.


A goldmine of good health information from the worlds largest medical library the National Library of Medicine. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary health information in Spanish extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs health information from the media and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Monroe-Meyer Institute MMI

The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation MMI is part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Munroe-Meyer Institute offers the services of professionals trained in research education and patient care to support persons with developmental disabilities and their families. This comprehensive site provides information on disabilities and related issues.

The National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities NCSSD

NCSSD is the nations premier resource center for information training and technical assistance for families and educators of more than 1 million school children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing visually impaired or who have severe disabilities.

National Easter Seal Society

National Easter Seal Society has information about many disabilities including newsgroups legislative updates employment resources and legal resources.

National Guardianship Association

The mission of the National Guardianship Association is to provide educational training and networking opportunities for guardians to promote the highest levels of values standards and ethics and to ensure a nationally recognized standard of excellence.

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.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIDCR

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIDCR is to improve oral dental and craniofacial health through research research training and the dissemination of health information. We accomplish our mission by Performing and supporting basic and clinical research Conducting and funding research training and career development programs to ensure an adequate number of talented well-prepared and diverse investigators Coordinating and assisting relevant research and research-related activities among all sectors of the research community Promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research and its implications for health to the public health professionals researchers and policy-makers.

National Institute of Health

This web site includes consumer health information about many diseases or health problems on which the NIH conducts or supports research.

The National Kidney Foundation Inc.

The National Kidney Foundation Inc. a major voluntary health organization seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

National Organization for Rare Disorders NORD

This site has a searchable database of information about rare diseases. However you must order and pay to receive the information.

The Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership

Links people with technology. The Assistive Technology Partnership provides information on locating devices and funding for assistive devices and home modifications and assists persons with disabilities in the areas of employment independent living education and housing.

Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service

The Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service NLS a division of the Library of Congress. They provide audio and Braille books and magazines to individuals with a visual or physical condition or reading disability which limits use of regular print.

Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The mission of NSLHA is to promote speech language and hearing services in Nebraska to encourage education and research activities and to advocate the rights of persons with communication disorders.

Nebraskas Early Childhood Training Center

A statewide project to provide support and training to staff working with young Nebraska children and their families and a resource to parents and families about parenting.

Our Kids

Our Kids is a support group for parents caregivers and others who are working with children with physical andor mental disabilities.

Parent to Parent Network

Parent to Parent Network is a family-centered non-profit volunteer organization for families who reside within the 22 counties of Region IV in Northeast Nebraska. We promote the organization of support groups and facilitate them for families who have children with behavioral emotional or mental health disorders.

The Parent Training and Information PTI

PTI is a parent-run information and support center for families of children with disabilities in Nebraska. The Center provides a statewide network of parent-to-parent support information parent education workshops and consultation on early intervention special education and other disability-related topics.

The Penn Lung Center at the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Provides information on diagnosis treatment medication and management techniques for asthma.

Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center

The Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Our Center unique to the Philadelphia region provides comprehensive care exclusively for patients with diabetes pre-diabetes and other endocrine problems.

Preparing for the IFSP

This is a real language guide for families and professionals involved in Individualized Family Service Plan teams.

Prevent Blindness Nebraska

Prevent Blindness Nebraska has been working since 1970 to save the eyesight of Nebraskans. They offer Adult and Childrens Vision or Glaucoma Screenings along with many other services.

Research Training Center on Family Support Childrens Mental Health

The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based culturally competent family-centered services for families and their children who are or may be affected by mental emotional or behavioral disorders.

The Resource Center for Assistive Technology RCAT

The Resource Center for Assistive Technology RCAT is located at ESU 3 in Omaha. Individuals with disabilities families teachers staff therapists and others are welcome to visit the center to learn about computers software resources and adaptive equipment. Click on this site for information about adaptive technology resources conferences and products.

See To Learn

A preventive health program designed to ensure that kindergarten children entering school can see to learn and to educate parents and teachers about the warning signs of vision problems in all school-age children. This site provides information on free vision assessments for three-year-old children.

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.

United We Ride

A one-stop information resource on all federal programs funding human service transportation from the Federal Transit Administration. It includes state supported initiatives and success stories.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center

In 1997 UNMC and Clarkson Regional Health Services merged their hospitals and affiliated clinics. The result was Nebraska Health System which serves as the principal teaching site for UNMCs students. UNMC continues its practice of serving the state by conducting innovative research providing quality patient care educating tomorrows health-care professionals and serving the underserved.

Whats Up Newsletter

The Whats Up newsletter is published three times each year by the Early Childhood Training Center in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Education. Download copies beginning with Fall 1995.

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