Olmstead Plan

Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

The Nebraska Olmstead Plan will improve disability services in our state. The plan is for people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric, and physical disabilities; people who are aging; and people at serious risk of institutionalization or segregation.

The plan was developed to comply with Nebraska Revised Statute 81-6121 and 81-6122.  

The plan looks at current services to make sure they are in the most integrated locations. It aims to increase opportunities for community integration. The plan assesses and provides strategies to increase and improve:

  • Self-directed, long-term and attendant care
  • Affordable and safe housing
  • Transportation
  • Employment and training
  • Education
  • Health and mental health services
  • Accessible and universally-designed technology
  • Support services for families

Responsible Organizations

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working with Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) consulting services.


  • Phase one: TAC analyzes Nebraska's system to develop a general baseline of services, housing and other factors that support people with disabilities to live in integrated community-based settings.
  • Phase two: TAC meets on-site with the state team and the advisory committee, and conducts key stakeholder interviews.
  • Phase three: TAC drafts and finalizes the Olmstead Plan.


  • August 2018 - Olmstead Plan kick-off discussion of Olmstead planning, strengths, challenges, and opportunities
  • May to August 2019 - Meetings with partner agencies and departments
  • December 15, 2019 - Strategic plan due to Legislature
  • December 15, 2021 - Progress report due to Legislature


2018 Olmstead Report.pdf2018 Olmstead Report2/13/2019 3:43 PM
2019 Olmstead Planning Guidance Document.pdf2019 Olmstead Planning Guidance Document6/25/2019 1:29 PM
2019 to 2021 Olmstead Timeline.pdf2019 to 2021 Olmstead Timeline7/16/2019 10:53 AM
Advisory Committee Olmstead Presentation 1-31-19.pdfAdvisory Committee Olmstead Presentation 1-31-192/13/2019 3:43 PM
Olmstead Planning Listening Sessions Themes.pdfOlmstead Planning Listening Sessions Themes2/13/2019 3:43 PM


If you would have questions about Olmstead, email nebraskaolmstead@tacinc.org.