Student Services
ESU #3 Student Services Referral Process

Birth to Three Referral

B-3 Referral Form   

Making A Referral

If you are a parent or a physician and wish to request Early Development Network services for your Birth to Three child please call Early Development Network Services Intake Coordinator, Taylor Caniglia at 402-597-4936 or fax to 402-339-1411. The School Districts ESU #3 Early Development Network would serve are:  Arlington, Bennington, Blair, Conestoga, DC West, Elkhorn, Elmwood Murdock, Fort Calhoun, Gretna, Louisville, Millard, Papillion LaVista, Plattsmouth, Ralston, Springfield Platteview and Weeping Water.

What is the Next Step in the Referral Process?

The referral will be appointed to a Services Coordinator from ESU #3, who will contact the family within seven days to determine if they are interested in Early Development Network services. With the family’s permission, the Services Coordinator will arrange for an assessment with the local school district to determine his or her eligibility. If the child qualifies the Services Coordinator will help the family coordinate services, locate resources and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) along with the team.

3 to 21 Referral

Download  3-21 Referral Form;  Download the B-21 Vision Screening Form

State and federal laws mandate that Nebraska's public schools must provide services for children with special needs from birth to 21 years of age. You may ask, what services and resources are available to assist you and your family? What happens when they leave the structure of the school system and need to transition into life beyond school?  If your child is 3 to 21 years of age and you suspect he/she has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, please feel free to contact Greg Gaden, Student Services Department at ESU #3, 402-597-4934.  If you are an educator and wish to make a referral for a student or child from the age of 3 to 21 years of age, please feel free to use the referral form.

Autism Referral

Autism Referral Form

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism is a complex, developmental disability that is usually evident within the first three years of life. It is a behaviorally-defined disorder that is generally recognized by disturbances in communication, social interaction, and perpetual organization or patterns or behavior. Autism is referred to as a "spectrum disorder," meaning that individuals diagnosed may have a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders may display a wide range of skills and deficits. For concerns or questions regarding Autism, please call Teri McGill, Metro Region ASD Coordinator, at 402-597-4947.

Education and Training

The Nebraska ASD Network is committed to providing up-to-date information and training based on current research about Autism Spectrum Disorders. The network provides workshops that are scheduled throughout the state on a variety of subjects and information on several websites that offer online training opportunities related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.