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 meaningfully participate in planning 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. 

Transitioning from school

Transition 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 meet a training requirement on Abuse and Neglect. The following free training is available:

  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Meets the abuse and neglect training requirement for independent providers. Covers the Child and Adult Protective Services Acts, including definitions and statutes. Provides the definition of a mandatory reporter for both children and adults. Discusses reasonable cause to believe regarding reporting; outlines the procedures for reporting; and explains how an investigation into an allegation occurs. And last, it 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 produced by NET. It contains information on the impact of financial exploitation and tips on protection, from the State Unit on Aging and DHHS-DD. Law enforcement gives an overview on investigations and the court system. Learn from medical experts how to spot symptoms of conditions that may increase vulnerability.


Habilitation programs must be written in order to provide habilitative services. Providers are required to know how to write and run habilitation 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 – In this training, presented by OMNI, Independent Providers will learn how to write habilitation programs. The training includes details on the definition of a habilitation program, assessment, creating a baseline, writing goals and objectives, reviewing teaching methods, data collection, and pulling reports.
  • Therap habilitative training - ISP 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 process of acknowledgment, 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. Enrollment to the training academy is free. Therap is a large and important part of the services we provide. It is important to learn about what Therap offers.