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Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities
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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 Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHHS-DD) provides funding and oversight for the Medicaid home and community-based developmental disabilities waiver services. This includes: determining eligibility for developmental disabilities services, providing service coordination for eligible individuals and monitoring and paying developmental disabilities providers.

We also operate the Beatrice State Developmental Center, which provides direct services in an institutional setting.

General Information

  • Developmental Disabilities Town Hall Meetings - Director Courtney Miller will be touring the state in September 2019 to share what's new in our division and within DHHS. Meeting dates and locations are on the public calendar below. 
  • News Release: Individuals with Disabilities in Nebraska are Going to Work - The Nebraska Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE) chapter provided a report about the progress Nebraska has made with employment for people with disabilities and the efforts in Nebraska to move toward competitive integrated employment.
  • We are working on amendments to the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers: 0394 DD Adult Day Services and 4154 Comprehensive DD Services. To view drafts and a summary of public comments and responses, see our Public Comment page.
  • The following groups help us with our mission of helping people live better lives:

Current Initiatives

  • Level of Care Redesign - DHHS-DD and DHHS-MLTC are working to assess and improve Nebraska's level of care assessments.
  • Nebraska Olmstead Plan - This plan helps Nebraska provide people with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and be served in the most appropriate integrated setting. The plan lays out goals for transportation, education, health services, support services for families, employment, and affordable and safe housing.
  • Rate Reform and OAP Redesign - DHHS-DD is working to assess and improve Nebraska's Medicaid waiver rate structure. This will ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • State Transition Plan - DHHS-DD is working with Medicaid on the state transition plan. 

Email List

Want to stay up to date on the latest news? Sign up for our stakeholder email list! You will receive emails about local and federal information that affects those with developmental disabilities. Subscribers to the email will receive notices of upcoming changes and public events hosted by DHHS-DD. To sign up, send an email to: DHHS.DDDCommunityBasedServices@nebraska.gov.