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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.

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.

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.

Children of Aging Parents

Children of Aging Parents CAPS a national not-for profit agency recently announced the formation of a new support group for local caregivers at Omahas premier independent living community Elk Ridge Village. Elk Ridge Village which is located off of 194th Blondo just north of the West Dodge Expressway will pamper support group participants with complimentary refreshments in their exquisite dining room prior to each meeting.

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.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination independence empowerment integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

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 Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers illuminating the daily challenges they face offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve and championing their cause through education services research and advocacy.

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. is a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1500 health topics 70 focussed health centers and more than 11000 drugs and medications

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.

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities NASUAD was founded in 1964 under the name National Association of State Units on Aging NASUA. In 2010 the organization changed its name to NASUAD in an effort to formally recognize the work that the state agencies were undertaking in the field of disability policy and advocacy. Today NASUAD represents the nations 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs provides support to physicians families and other medical and non-medical providers who care for children with special needs so that they have access to a medical home.

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.

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 Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The Library of Congress administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.

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.

Nebraska State Resources

This excellent site is provided by NICHCY National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Here you will find names addresses phone numbers e-mail addresses and more for numerous disability organizations and state agencies. It also lists information for contacting U.S. senators and the Nebraska governors office.

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.

Parenting Resources for the 21st Century

Links parents and other adults responsible for the care of a child with information on issues covering the full spectrum of parenting. Addresses topics that include school violence child development home schooling organized sports child abuse and the juvenile justice system.

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 Education Resources on the Internet SERI

Hosted by Hood University in Maryland this is a wide-ranging collection of Internet resources related to special education. It provides links to general disabilities sites as well as hearing speech and visual impairment learning disabilities and much more.

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.

Find a Counselor - Therapist Counselor Therapy Counseling Marriage Counseling Psychologist Psychotherapy

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.

Untangling the Web Where Can I Go to Get Disability Information

This comprehensive site is hosted by the West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation. It includes information about disability legislation assistive technology resources mentallearning disabilities and much more.

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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