Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears before age three. It is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain in areas of communication and social interaction. Although the characteristics might be the same, each person is very unique. Autism is a spectrum disorder whose characteristics can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations from mild to severe. People use different terms to describe persons within the spectrum, such as: autistic tendencies, high or low-functioning autism, or autism spectrum. Whatever the term, children can learn and function productively given the appropriate educational plan.
Upon request, the Northeast Regional ASD Network Team is available to provide Resources and Training to local school districts in the areas of:
- Assessment and verification of ASD
- Program planning, including the identification and implementation of appropriate strategies and interventions for students with ASD
The Northeast region has a lending library consisting of books, videos and other resources that is available to school districts and parents upon request.
Workshops & Training
The ASD Network provides ASD training for Nebraska educators and parents on a regional and state level.
NOTE: The ASD Network does not provide direct services to students with autism. Local school districts will assure that children with ASD have available a free appropriate public education which includes special education and related services to meet their unique needs.
Click Here to be directed to the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Education and Training Page
Information and Service Requests
To request information and/or services from the Northeast Regional ASD Network, please contact Sonja Chatfield at (402) 564-0815 EXT. 1026. You may also contact her by email at email@example.com.