The Central Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Region is part of the Nebraska ASD Network which was created by
the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Special Populations Office. The
network is composed of five regional teams throughout Nebraska and the Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Standing Committee, in partnership with NDE and University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). The
goals of the network are to assist school districts in providing quality
educational opportunities for children with ASD and to enhance schools
capacity in providing free and appropriate public education in the least
The core Central Region Autism Team
is composed of a school psychologist, speech/language pathologist, and an occupational
members participate in ongoing training to keep current on the latest
research and practices. Central Region ASD Advisory board members include
administrators, special educators, parents, representatives of a community
service agency, and providers.
The Central Region Autism Team will
provide a variety of support to school districts within the region. Direct services are not provided to individual students. The examples
of support the team may provide include the following:
Guidance with initial verification and ongoing
assessments of children with characteristics of ASD
Consultative assistance in designing and implementing
programs for students with ASD in areas such as: communication, behavior,
social skills training, fine and gross motor skills, transition, play and
leisure, and life skills
A resource library for parents and educators
Training opportunities for parents, educators, and
Information on community resources for students with
ASD and their families
The Central Region Team serves
schools in ESU 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, & 17. The Central Region Autism Spectrum Disorders Team (CRASDT) Director is Jean Anderson and the Coordinator is Jamie Lewis.
For more information, visit our additional web pages or contact Jamie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the new referral process.
Jamie Lewis, MSOTR/L
Coordinator Central Region ASD Team
Special Education Coordinator
PO Box 850
Kearney, NE 68847
Listserv - Stay in Contact
The number of school district staff, parents, and community providers on
distribution lists have exceeded the capacity of regular email, resulting in some servers returning information regarding
upcoming trainings and autism updates. In order to facilitate better
communication, the CRASD Team has established a listserv. To ensure you get the latest
news, subscribe to our listserv at: https://lists.esu10.org/postorius/lists/autism.lists.esu10.org/
The Central ASD Region has over 450 books, CDs and DVDs on topics related to autism.
Click here for instructions on how to check out materials. Click here to check out materials for loan.
Contact Denise Neill at email@example.com or call (308) 237-5927 Wednesday-Friday between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm. if you have questions using the electronic library through ODIE.