In-person resources in Nebraska:

Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic:

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic provides services for individuals with speech, language, hearing and balance impairments. Clinic providers serve all ages and address a broad range of disorders. Services are provided by licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathology and audiology faculty members and graduate student clinicians in our speech-language pathology and audiology training programs.

The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center:

  • The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center was founded in 2004 to provide reading and writing tutoring to children in the community. Tutoring is provided by UNL graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education and Human Sciences, under the direction of UNL faculty and certified teachers. Instruction is individualized and based on assessments given by the tutors. It is our goal that each child improves his or her reading and writing skills, gains greater confidence as a reader, and establishes a love for reading.

Nebraska Transition College

  • Our mission is to serve individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning differences and empower them to live interdependently through employment and community support systems. We offer a three-year, comprehensive curriculum that takes a “natural setting” approach to learning.  In other words, our classrooms are located throughout the community with curricular themes such as Community Navigation, Wellness, Social Relationships, Pre-vocational and Vocational, and Residential Living culminating in an apartment living-learning experience.
  • This a transition college for individuals with disabilities after high school. It helps them learn how to live more independently and gives them skills that will help them throughout their entire life. 

PTI (Parent Training and Information) Nebraska

  • Our Mission: To provide training, information, and support to families with children birth to age 26 who have disabilities or special healthcare needs; To empower parents and enable them to advocate effectively for their child’s needs and have the capacity to improve the educational outcomes for their children.
  • They give parents, families, and individuals training (Ex: FEAT Project) so that the individuals are as prepared as possible to live as independently as possible

People First of Lincoln

  • It is the mission of People First of Lincoln to empower, train, and advocate and advance advocacy so that People First and all people with disabilities are able to speak for themselves. Meetings Held: Second Saturday of Every Month. Time:  10:30 a.m. Location: Walt Branch Library, 6701 south 14th Street,  Lincoln, NE

The ARC of Lincoln: 

  • Skilled workers help individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families plan for the future, coordinate services, and navigate a complex, ever-changing system. The Arc of Lincoln provides affordable housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc currently owns several homes and duplexes in the area.

Resources from The ARC that do now have an associated website link:


  • Equips transition-aged persons with developmental disabilities with the social and life skills they will need to be successful after they graduate. Meets the last Friday of each month at Hands of Heartland (7500 O St) from 5:30-7PM.


  • A Middle/Highschool Social Club that meets the 3rd Thursday of each Month at at Hands of Heartland (7500 O St) from 5:30-7PM.


  • Fourth Tuesday each month Location:TBA (call 402-421-8866 for location) 5:30-7pm

Online resources:

  1. Answers 4 Families ( This website answers commonly asked questions about disabilities, family support, rights, and where to find camps/learning environments for children with disabilities. 
  2. Parent Training and Information Nebraska Webinars ( This website provides bi-monthly webinars to help parents and families with their youth with disabilities. These videos/webinars include understanding 504 plans, IEPs, employment services, etc. It goes in-depth about different disabilities, as well, and how to support those children. 
  3. Nebraska Early Development Network ( This website provides information for families, planning region teams, policies and procedures- state regulations/federal regulations, routines-based early intervention, resources, training, and results-driven accountability. 
  4. PTI (Parent Training and Information) Nebraska ( This website provides training for parents who have a child ages 0-26 with a disability or who receive special education services. This is great for helping parents improve their child's educational experience and outcomes. 
  5. Radio Talking Book Services- RTBS ( This website provides human-voiced information choices to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have physical disabilities which prevent them from reading. This link helps these individuals limit and overcome barriers they may face. They serve Nebraska and Southeast Iowa. 
  6. ( UNMC also has a ton of resources linked through this PDF. A lot of them are in-person services, again! This PDF splits up age ranges, grade levels, and resources for different disabilities.