ASN has been a part of the Nebraska landscape for 35 years. We are committed to helping the families and individuals living with autism spectrum disorders by supporting the local legislation, publishing a parents resource book, fundraising, and helping plan the annual statewide Autism Conference. The mission of the Nebraska Chapter of the Autism Society of America is to support and advocate for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Autism Family Network (AFN) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization located in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was founded in 2006 with a passion, love, and desire to help families who have children with autism. Our mission is "to provide a safe place for families to share their smiles and stories and shed their tears with those who truly understand...to know they are not alone." It is place that they can find help amidst frustration and connection with other families.
Autism Action Partnership, also known as the GWR Sunshine Foundation, provides education and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including their impact on individuals, families and the community. Special attention is given to diagnosis and treatment options; educational opportunities; and community resources available to diagnosed individuals and their families. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.
The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called "Learn the Signs. Act Early." The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.
This site contains training articles written by staff members of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Topics include: general information, family and adult issues, educational programming, behavior, communication, sensory, self-help/medical and social/leisure.
NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. NECTAC serves all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions with an array of services and supports to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. Our mission is to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.
The Professional Development in Autism Center (PDA) provides training and support for school districts, families and communities to ensure that students with ASD have access to high quality, evidence-based educational services in his or her local school district. The PDA Center has 6 sites located around the country that provide training and support to schools and families in providing services for students with ASD. They also offer an introductory on-line course about autism.
The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Kit were created for families new to a diagnosis of autism. The kit is designed to help families survive and navigate the first 100 days following their child's educational verification or medical diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
A great resource for taking care of the family. Specific resources provided on the following topics: Tips for dealing with an autism diagnosis, the Stages Associated with Grieving Caring for the Caregiver and 15 Tips for Your Family.
This Ohio Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders manual provides an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was developed by Ohio parents of individuals with ASD who have a broad range of experience with interventions, resources, and services.
The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
The National Association of Special Education Teachers Autism Support Page
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.
This site is full of activities and printable resources to help children and adults with autism and other disabilities. This site includes a variety of games, activities, and materials to use with a focus on daily living skills and basic language. Lots of free pictures, cards, and worksheets to download.
Tin Snips is a special education resource. It contains tools for teachers working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or related special needs. The site contains ideas for teaching students with ASD including file folder games, printable sheets, themes such as social skills, back to school, etc. Additionally, the site discusses strategies for working with students with ASD and recommended reading materials and on-line sites.
This website is a wonderful resource for anyone working on social thinking skills for children and youth with ASD. Visitors to this site will find teaching tools to download and use themselves, tips for promoting pragmatic language and social-emotional skill success at home, and other useful links and resources.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities