Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent Nebraska DHHS: Home and Community Services: Assistance for Children with Disabilities Page Content HCS Homepage Services Programs For Providers Adult / Elder Abuse Grants Regulations Related Links Contact Us SSBG Home and Community ServicesAssistance for Children with Disabilities Subscribe to this page Services help children with disabilities and their families meet their needs for daily living in their community and stay together as a family. First, a child must qualify for a program that offers a particular service, and then the family partners with a Services Coordinator. Together, they will assess the child’s needs and determine if the child needs and is eligible for a particular service. Services I need someone to care for my child for short periods while I’m holding down a job or attending training that will increase our family income.Child Care for Children/Youth with Disabilities I need a short break from full-time care giving so that I can refresh, recharge, and continue as a good caregiver. Respite Services I need changes to my home or vehicle to make it more accessible for my child with disabilities, or my child needs adaptive equipment to help him or her with activities of daily living. Assistive Technology/Home Modification I need information about the importance of food/nutrition as it relates to my child’s medical condition. Nutrition Services My infant or toddler is behind in his/her development or is at-risk for developmental delays due to illness or abuse. I would like services to help my child in our home. Early Development Network My child has very high medical needs, like a trach (tracheostomy) or ventilator, and now needs nursing care so he/she can stay at home. Katie Beckett My child needs transportation to medical appointments, and we don’t have a vehicle or any way to travel to the medical appointments. Transportation Services I have a vehicle but can’t keep up with the high cost of traveling and staying in hotels when my child has an out-of-town medical appointment or hospitalization. Services from Disabled Children’s Program (DCP) My child has medical conditions that need a specialist or multidisciplinary team (several medical specialists) approach and I need help paying for my child’s disability-related care. Children’s Specialized Health Care OR Identifying your child’s medical condition (services from Medically Handicapped Children’s Program) My child needs training to become more independent in day to day activities of living. S/he needs training to overcome or compensate for the effects of physical disabilities. As caregiver, I may also need special training. Independence Skills Building What programs may offer services that my child with disabilities could need? Aged & Disabled Medicaid Waiver (AD Waiver) Disabled Children’s Program (DCP) Early Development Network Katie Beckett Lifespan Respite Subsidy Medically Handicapped Children’s Program Social Services for Aged and Disabled (SSAD) I know someone who wants to become my service provider. How do they apply? They would need to contact a “resource developer” in their area to apply. More about becoming a service provider.