Developmental Disabilities Training

Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

​The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHHS-DD) is committed to providing training that improves the lives of our participants. Please feel free to use as many training resources as you see fit.

FREE Training for People with Disabilities 


Developed through a partnership between Disability Rights Nebraska, Arc of Lincoln, Autism Family Network, and Fritz & O'Hare Associates:

  • It's All About The Plan! - Online training to assist you, your family, and/or your guardian. Advocate for yourself by speaking up for what you want in your life! Helps you plan your services.
  • Together We Can! - Online training on how you and your provider can work together to increase your opportunities to live, work, and participate in your community. 


Video from DHHS-DD - Explains how self-direction is different than traditional services. Includes the history, what to expect, and tools for assisting with self-direction.

Transitioning from School

Video from PTI Nebraska - Explains what parents, students, and service coordinators need to know about the transition period.

Provider Training: Open to Anyone!

Abuse and Neglect 

Providers must have training on Abuse and Neglect. The following free training is available:

  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Meets the training requirement for independent providers. Covers the Child and Adult Protective Services Acts. Explains who are mandatory reporters. Discusses reasonable cause. Outlines the procedures for reporting and explains how an investigation happens. Talks about the Central Registry and penalties for violating the laws.
  • Protecting Senior and Vulnerable Nebraskans from Fraud, Abuse, and Exploitation - Twenty-eight minute video from NET. Contains information on the impact of financial exploitation and tips on protection. Law enforcement gives an overview on investigations and the court system. Medical experts explain how to spot conditions that may increase vulnerability.


Habilitation programs must be written for habilitative services. Providers are required to know how to write and run programs. The following free training is available:

  • Habilitation Plan Overview – This step-by-step guide assists in writing habilitation programs. It is a companion to habilitation training.  
  • Writing Habilitation Plans webinar – Presented by OMNI, training teaches how to write habilitation programs. Includes the definition of a habilitation program, completing assessments, creating baselines, writing goals and objectives, reviewing teaching methods, collecting data, and pulling reports.
  • Therap habilitative trainingISP Programs & Data – Training on how to use Therap for habilitation programs. You will find the trainings in the orange box on the independent provider page of Therap. To access training, you must create or sign in to your Therap training account, which is separate from your Therap login.

    • Habilitation Plan – Demonstrates the steps for creating, updating, copying, and discontinuing plans in the Therap Habilitation Plan module.
    • ISP Programs and Templates Overview – ISP programs, templates and the steps for creating ISP programs.
    • ISP Data: Documentation and Search – How to document data for ISP programs and search for data that has been entered. Includes the acknowledgment process, where to find goals, outcomes and rationale for programs, and other instructions for running programs and collecting data.

Person-centered Planning

CQL Planning – Eighty-minute video from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) on person-centered planning.


Therap Training Academy – Therap offers many training opportunities. Enrolling in the training academy is free. Therap is important to the services we provide, so it is important to learn about.