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The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is committed to providing training that results in improved lives for our participants. Please feel free to use as many training resources as you see fit.

FREE Training for People with DD 

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 to self-advocate 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.


Training for Providers of DD Services...or Anyone!

OMNI Behavioral Health - OMNI offers training opportunities that meet the Division's requirements. Information on training topics, speakers, and fees is available at OMNI's website. Trainings occur across the state and via webinar. Webinar trainings can be viewed from your computer anytime! A calendar of upcoming trainings is available. Trainings are open to anyone!

Abuse & Neglect Training
This training meets the Abuse & Neglect requirement for independent providers. The webinar covers the Adult Protective Services Act including abuse, neglect, and exploitation and their definitions and statutes. It 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 abuse or neglect allegation occurs. This webinar concludes by touching on the central registry and penalties for violating the laws.

Therap Training Academy - Therap, the state mandated electronic billing system, offers 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 us.

Respite Provider Orientation - Free online training to give the tools needed to be a successful respite provider. This online orientation is intended for all respite providers, regardless of funding source. Training will take approximately an hour and you can start and stop the training as needed. You will receive a certificate after successful completion. 

Independent providers are required to know how to write habilitative plans in order to provide habilitative services. The following free trainings on writing habilitative plans are available:

OMNI Habilitative Training - Writing Habilitation Plans Webinar - This training covers writing habilitation plans for Independent Providers. It includes details on the definition of a habilitation plan, assessment, creating a baseline, writing goals and objectives, reviewing teaching methods, data collection, and pulling reports.

Therap Habilitative Training - ISP Programs & Data - These trainings covers using Therap for habilitation plans. Webinars can be found on the Independent Provider page of Therap. Trainings are located in the orange colored box. To access training, you must create or sign in to your Therap Training Account, which is separate from your Therap login.

Habilitation Plan
This training demonstrates the steps for creating, updating, copying, and discontinuing Hab Plans in the Therap Habilitation Plan module.
ISP Programs and Templates Overview
This training covers ISP programs, templates, and the steps for creating ISP programs.
ISP Data: Documentation and Search 
This training covers how to document data collected for ISP Programs and searching for data that has been entered. Training includes the process of acknowledgment, where to find goals, outcomes and rationale for programs, along with other instructions for running programs and data collection


Online Training Videos

Protecting Senior and Vulnerable Nebraskans from Fraud, Abuse and Exploitation - Twenty-eight minute video produced by NET with information from the State Unit on Aging and the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Experts discuss the impact of financial exploitation and tips on protection.
Law enforcement gives an overview on investigations and the court system. Medical experts give an overview of how to spot symptoms of conditions that may increase vulnerability.
YouTube Video CQL Planning - Eighty minute video from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) on Person-Centered Planning.

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