State and Federal Government Resources
Answers 4 Families in Partnership with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
This site provides articles, resources, and referrals for families and professionals.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Children’s Health Insurance Program
A national campaign to link the nation’s 10 million uninsured children – from birth to age 18 – to free and low-cost health insurance. Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. Each state has a Children’s Health Insurance Program that provides free or low cost health insurance for eligible children.
Early Development Network
The Early Development Network (EDN) provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families.
GovBenefits is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision – to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. This website can help you determine if there are government benefits you can receive.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Medicaid is a federal program that helps certain groups of people pay for medical care. Each state regulates its own Medicaid program, so the rules may be slightly different state-to-state. To get information, contact the Medicaid office in your state.
Nebraska Child Find
Nebraska Child Find provides information to parents, school personnel, and service providers on child development and special education for children from birth (or date of diagnosis) to age 21.
Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
This is the official web site for the Nebraska Department of Education.
Nebraska Department of Education
Mission: To lead and support the preparation of all Nebraskans for learning, earning, and living.
Nebraska Department of Health and 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.
Nebraska Medicaid Program
Nebraska Rule 51
Regulations and Standards for Special Education Programs
Social Security Benefits
This booklet is for parents, caregivers or representatives of children under age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood and who might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
United States Department of Education
The Department of Education (ED) has resources to assist with the educational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. The ED’s Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network links to a variety of websites and online resources that focus on special education issues, such as policy, technology, curriculum, and parent trainings. In addition, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) with the ED has resources for parents and individuals, school districts, and states in the areas of special education, vocational rehabilitation, and research.