Autism Society of Nebraska
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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.

CONTACT • 1.800.580.9279 •

Autism Family Network
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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 know they are not alone." It is place that they can find help amidst frustration and connection with other families.

CONTACT • 402.421.0874 •

Autism Action Partnership
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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.

CONTACT • 877.273.2271 OR 402.763.8830 •

Gluten-Free Casein-Free
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Gluten-Free Casein-Free

This website was developed by a local parent whose daughter needed a wheat free and casein free diet. It is a compilation of resources on folllowing a gluten and casein free diet.

Lifespan Respite Program
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Caregiving is rewarding but stressful. Respite care - planned or emergency - is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special need. Visit the Nebraska Resource and Referral System at:, and find the temporary relief of everyday caregiving.

CONTACT • 1-866-RESPITE OR 1-866-737=-7483

Autism Society of America
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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.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign

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.

CONTACT • 800.232.4636 OR 888.232.6348 •

National Academies Press
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Educating Children with Autism

Contains the entire report of the NIH-funded investigation into ASD treatments. The results are reader-friendly and useful in analyzing the efficacy of any treatment program.


Kansas Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (TASN)
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This site contains training articles, webinars and other teacher and parent resources on ASD. Topics include: general information, family and adult issues, educational programming, behavior, communication, sensory, self-help/medical and social/leisure.


Special Education Guide
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Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

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Autism Resources for Families

Being armed with information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges. Some families need to know where to start when one member of the family has been recently diagnosed. Other families face unexpected difficulties as their loved ones with ASD learn to live effectively in home, school, or community settings. We are dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available. Go to the National Autism Center website

Autism Speaks 100 Days Kit for Families
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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.

Autism Speaks Your Family and Autism
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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.

CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Wide range of ASD resources and links, covering everything from Financial Resources to Disaster Planning and Assistive Technology and more. Go to the CDC website

Ohio Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
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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.

Operation Autism for Military Families

Operation Autism directly supports U.S. military families touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders. It serves as an introduction to autism, a guide for the life journey with autism, and a ready reference for available resources, services, and support. Go to the Operation Autism website

OASIS and MAAP Website
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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).

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. Go to the Sesame Street and Autism site.

Academic Accommodation Resources

A large list of resource links from the University of Washington. Go to this site

The National Association of Special Education Teachers Autism Support Page
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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.

Do 2 Learn
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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.

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

This page is a list of tips for teaching both children and adults with autism, written by renowned researcher Temple Grandin. Go to this site

Tin Snips
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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.

Jill Kuzma's Social Thinking Weblog
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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
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Broad list of topics and websites found in an English and Spanish A-Z list. Materials for parents of newly identified children.

Autism Society of America
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Resources and basic information. Family issues related to siblings, religion, treatment are available in English and Spanish.

Medline Plus
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Medical information about Autism in Spanish and English.

Autism Spectrum Disorders From A to Z
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Basic information, instructional strategies, red flags, myths and facts. English and Spanish available

Autism Speaks
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Medical information about Autism in Spanish and English.

Children's Mental Health
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List of multiple organizations with Spanish Resources List.

Easter Seals Disability Services
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Resources on various topics. Does have information on autism after 21 years. English and Spanish available.

The Nebraska School Administrator’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Nebraska ASD Network is please to provide you with this copy of The Nebraska School Administrator’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. This guide provides materials and information that will assist you in addressing the educational needs of students on the autism spectrum who attend your school in both general education and special education classrooms. The Nebraska ASD Network is a statewide resource with expertise in autism spectrum disorders, providing support to teachers, administrators and family members through school district consultation, technical assistance and training. As a state funded resource, all services provided by the ASD Network are at no cost to our constituents or professionals.

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ASD Walkthrough Observation Guide

The ASD Walkthrough Observation Guide is a very easy to use observation instrument developed as a resource for Administrators to use to provide feedback to staff working with students on the autism spectrum.

Download the Walkthrough Observation Guide