State & Local Resources
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Nebraska Part C Lead Agencies
Related Nebraska Agency Websites
- Answers4Families When there is someone in your family with special needs, you may find yourself looking for answers. Answers4Families.org is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance. This web site is a collection of articles, resources and referrals.
- Nebraska Department of Education This link is the main page of the Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South; P.O. Box 94987; Lincoln, NE 68509; 402-471-2295
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHHS) The Division of Developmental Disabilities is charged by State Statute with the responsibility for carrying out the Developmental Disabilities Services Act. Responsibilities include certification, technical assistance, regulations and payment for providers of community-based developmental disabilities services
- Early Childhood Training Center The Early Childhood Training Center is a statewide service of the Nebraska Department of Education's Office of Early Childhood, co-teaming with the Office of Special Education to provide support and training to all staff working with young children and their families.
- Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) The Nebraska Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services has prepared a 14 page form (called EI-1) to guide the preparation and documentation of the IFSP. This form documents the efforts of families and professionals to identify and meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. It is a written plan for the provision of early intervention services. Click on each box on this page for an explanation of how the page should be used.
- Natural Environments & Inclusion Natural environment means settings that are natural or normal for the child’s age peers who have no disabilities. You will find documents here.
- NE Department of Health & Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services provides important and, oftentimes, life-sustaining services to Nebraskans. Our mission, "Helping people live better lives," provides the motivation to find ways to effectively provide these services and make a difference in the lives of so many people.
- NE Resource and Referral System The Nebraska Resource and Referral System Direct Service Database contains information about community agencies and organizations that provide services to Nebraskans. This website is valuable tool, connecting Nebraskans to the services and resources they need via the Internet.
- Office of Early Childhood
All young Nebraska children are secure, healthy and successful!
to provide leadership, resources, and professional development in
support of high quality early childhood settings and effective parenting.
- Office of Special Education Improving educational results for children with disabilities requires a continued focus on the full implementation of IDEA to ensure that each child‟s educational placement and services are determined on an individual basis, according to the unique needs of each child, and are provided in the least restrictive environment. The Office of Special Education oversees the implementation of IDEA.
- Parent Training and Information Nebraska (PTI) provides training, information and support to parents in Nebraska who have a child birth through 26 with special needs. Resources are provided for parents, family members, school personnel and interested others. Contact Connie Shockley: Parent Support Coordinator (Infants, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers). She and her husband have three children. Her youngest and their oldest both have Autism. With a lot of previous professional and volunteer experiences, Connie came to work at PTI Nebraska in 2007. You can contact Connie at: 402-991-6713 or toll free at
- The Nebraska Respite Network consists of six sites that collect information and coordinate respite resources statewide. They are the one place to call for your respite needs.