Nebraska's Childfind Program
The Childfind hotline is a free service that offers help with answering questions about education related issues regarding children with special education needs between birth, or date of diagnosis, and 21 years of age.
For example, if a student isn't being allowed to participate in school activities because
of a disability, a parent can call to find out their rights. Or if you need to find services close to where you live, Childfind has many resources throughout Nebraska to help you. Childfind also has information about Nebraska school districts' responsibilities to provide services for children with disabilities - including services for students with limitations, but who don't fall under Special Education.
"It clarifies issues, gives the school district a better understanding of what parent's ideas are and a better understanding for parents of what schools can and cannot do," says the ChildFind coordinator, Steve Miller.
The toll-free Childfind hotline is 1-888-806-6287 or, in Lincoln, 471-0734. TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf), please signal. The Childfind web site is at: http://www.childfind.ne.gov/