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What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

The intent of the Developmental Disabilities Act and the Council is to reverse the historical bias against people with disabilities by focusing on five major goals areas:

  • Independence
  • Productivity
  • Integration
  • Inclusion
  • Self-Determination

 

Requests for Applications

The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities has released Requests for Applications for formal subawards of Disability Benefits Planning and Assistance, Along the Way Transition Resource Guide Distribution, and Person-Centered Planning and Opportunity subawards. The deadline for applications to be received is 11:59 PM on Monday, July 29, 2019. Subawards will begin October 1, 2019 and end by September 30, 2020.

The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities is located within the Division of Public Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

DD Council Staff

Kristen Larsen, Executive Director: (402) 471-0143
Joni Dulaney, Program Specialist: (402) 471-0151
Nikki Krause, Administrative Assistant: (402) 471-2330

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.

What we d​o

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 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. 

 

Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities
Department of Health and Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-2330
Telecommunications for the Deaf
(402) 471-9570
Mailing Address

301 Centennial Mall South

PO Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026