Press ReleasesSearch Nebraska DHHS: Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities: Home Page Content Home Council Meetings State Council Members Subaward Information Subrecipients Products & Resources State Plan Annual Report DD Network Partners Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities Home Subscribe to this page Request for Applications AnnouncementThe Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities has released a Request for Applications for Opportunity Subawards. The deadline for applications to be received in the Council office is 5:00 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019. Subawards will begin April 1, 2019 and end by March 31, 2020. The month of March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Trisomy Awareness Month. The joint 2018 proclamation ceremony was held on March 5 in the Warner Chamber in the State Capitol. Who We Are The Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities is located within the Division of Public Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Councils on Developmental Disabilities Formed in Federal Law: Created by the Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act) in 1970 Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - federal agency responsible for oversight Funded in every State and Territory of the United States - represents a Federal-State partnership in developing futures for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families. Governor appoints twenty-four Council members to a three-year term; more than 60% of members are people with developmental disabilities or family members The intent of the Developmental Disabilities Act is to reverse the historical bias against people with disabilities by focusing on five major goals areas Independence Productivity Integration Inclusion Self-Determination What We Do Priorities identified in a five-year state plan focus on improving the system of supports for persons with disabilities and their families. Goals concentrate on persons who experience a severe disability that occurs before the age of twenty-two, including persons with physical disabilities, mental/behavioral health conditions, and developmental disabilities. Support systems across the lifespan are examined. The Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities: Awards subawards to various agencies, organizations, and other entities to address gaps and barriers in the system. Identifies legislation introduced and educates policymakers on the impact of these bills on persons with developmental disabilities. Presents testimony at relevant hearings and follows applicable regulation development. Serves on committees to ensure discussions include needs of persons with developmental disabilities. For more information about the efforts and activities of the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, contact: Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities Department of Health and Human Services 301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 95026 Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026 Phone: 402-471-2330 Telecommunications for the Deaf Phone: 402-471-9570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Readerwhich can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.