Nebraska-based Resources

Nebraska-based Resources

2-1-1 Iowa/Nebraska – Provides a large variety of human services and resources for both everyday needs and times of crisis, including basic human needs, physical and mental health resources, employment support, support for older Americans and persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, volunteer opportunities and donation services.

Answers 4 Families – Providing information opportunities for dialogue, education and support to Nebraskans with special needs and their families by; developing and providing internet resources; and by encouraging others to do the same.

Assistive Technology Partnership – ATP provides services to explore potential funding sources, try equipment before buying, and have an assessment/consultation/ done by a qualified technology specialist at home, school or work. They help individuals locate and use assistive technology appropriate for their purpose.

Assistology – Provides Assistive Technology solutions for individuals and businesses. Working with children and adults with disabilities, as well as the organizations that serve them. We work in collaboration with area professionals and partner organizations to ensure accessible opportunities for our Community. Through providing AT solutions and systems we’re helping clients of all ages and in all types of environments gain unrestricted access to educational, vocational, recreational, home, and community activities.

Autism Center of Nebraska (ACN) – Provides residential, vocational and transitional services, along with employment connections and respite care. Location in Omaha & Lincoln.

Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska -A statewide non-profit that offers resources to help give people with brain injuries a chance to rebuild their lives, restore purposeful living, and rebuild hope and optimism. Provide medical resources, service referrals, support groups, legislative advocacy opportunities and access to pertinent information.

Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC) – Licensed as a Children’s Day Health Service and a specialized childcare center, CRCC provides programs and services to children and adolescents who have medical, developmental and behavior challenges. Two Locations in Omaha.

  • CRCC is UCP of Nebraska’s partner for the Family Focus series. Six times a year, this event brings together families facing similar challenges to draw strength and knowledge as well as relax and socialize.

Combined Health Agencies Drive – Chad Nebraska is a statewide fundraising federation dedicated to improving the health and wellness of all people. They provide a monthly calendar of information such as events, support groups & training opportunities. Serving Omaha, Lincoln and Greater Nebraska.

Disability Rights Nebraska -Was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. Operates seven federally funded protection and advocacy programs. Locations in Nebraska include Lincoln and

Dream Factory – is the largest children’s wish-granting organization for children ages 3-18 that does not limit its mission to children who have a life-threatening illness. The local Chapter is in Lincoln.

Easter Seals Nebraska – Provides a variety of services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. Provides low-interest loans for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services, such as: home & vehicle modification, hearing & vision aids, scooters, lift chairs, IPads, special software, batteries and chargers.

Hotline for Disability Services-Provides information and referral to Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to disability. This includes rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights,and any other questions related to disability. 1.800.742.7594

Masterpiece Ministry – Offers adults, teens and children with special needs the practical support and compassionate fellowship. Opportunities include: Sunday school classes, Sensory Sunday school classes, Buddy program for those who need 1:1 support & Respite nights. Located in Lincoln

Munroe Meyer Institute – The mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Varies specialized programs and support services available. Located in Omaha on the University of Nebraska Medical (UNMC) campus & present in more than 40 locations throughout the state.

Nebraska Resource and Referral System – The NRRS is the fastest, most accurate and convenient way of locating valuable resources online. This database provides individuals the opportunity to have a real choice in the diverse selection of service providers by allowing users to more easily locate and compare services of local and state agencies.

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) – Promotes and advocates for Nebraskans who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing. Nebraska offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff.

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI) – Helps blind and visually impaired individuals find employment and achieve independent living skills, along with providing counseling, training and resources for a positive understanding of blindness and visual impairment. Nebraska offices located in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff.

Nebraska Early Development Network – Resource for early developmental needs, including referrals, a technical assistance guidebook, planning region grants, evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, discussion groups and various other services and supports for children birth to age three and their families.

Nebraska Special Needs Ministry Network – Provides a collaborative community where participants meet monthly to discuss issues, ideas, needs and solutions unique to special needs ministry. Located in Lincoln

Parent-to-Parent Local Chapter – Emotional & Informational support for families of children who have special needs. Matches parents seeking support with an experienced, trained ‘Support Parent’. Nebraska local chapter is housed at:

The Ollie Webb Center, Inc.
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 122
Omaha, Nebraska 68105

PTI Nebraska – a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Provide training, information and support to Nebraska parents and others who have an interest in children from birth through 26 and who receive or might need special education or related services.

Radio Talking Book Service (RTBS) -Serves Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to provide human-voiced print information for individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have physical disabilities which prevent them from reading printed material.

Rejoicing Spirits – A program of Mosaic, Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry that works to enrich the faith lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends and other supportive community members. They provide resources, support and coaching to help congregations include people with disabilities as active valued members. Located in Omaha

The Arc – promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Ten chapters located throughout Nebraska.

Think College – is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families. >>Think College Fact Sheet