Autism is a complex, developmental disability that is usually evident within the first three (3) years of life. It is a behaviorally-defined disorder that is generally recognized by disturbances in communication, social interaction and perceptual organization, or patterns of behavior. Autism is referred to as a "spectrum disorder," meaning that individuals diagnosed may have a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders may display a wide range of skills and deficits.

The Nebraska ASD Network is committed to providing up-to-date information and training based on current research about autism spectrum disorders. Which consists of workshops that are scheduled throughout the state on a variety of subjects and several websites that offer on-line training opportunities related to autism spectrum disorders.