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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.

   Transition Video from PTI Nebraska - Explains what parents, students, and Service Coordinators need to know about the transition period.


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

Providers are required to have training in Abuse and Neglect. The following free training is available:

Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Training meets the Abuse and Neglect requirement for independent providers. The training covers Child and Adult Protective Services Acts including definitions and statutes. Training 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. This webinar also touches on the central registry and penalties for violating the laws.

Providers are required to know how to write habilitative plans in order to provide habilitative services. The following free trainings are available:

OMNI Habilitative Training - Writing Habilitation Plans Webinar - 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 - Trainings cover using Therap for habilitation plans. Webinars can be found on the Independent Provider page of Therap. Trainings are located in the orange box. To access training, you must create or sign in to your Therap Training Account, which is separate from your Therap login.

Habilitation Plan - Training demonstrates the steps for creating, updating, copying, and discontinuing Hab Plans in the Therap Habilitation Plan module.
ISP Programs and Templates Overview - Training covers ISP programs, templates, and the steps for creating ISP programs.
ISP Data: Documentation and Search - 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.

Habilitation Plan Overview - This step-by-step guide assists in writing habilitation programs. It is a companion to habilitation training.  

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.


Online Training

YouTube Video CQL Planning - Eighty minute video from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) on Person-Centered Planning.
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.
Respite Provider Orientation - Free online training gives the tools needed to be a successful respite provider. Intended for all respite providers, regardless of funding source. Training will take approximately an hour and you can start and stop as needed. You will receive a certificate after successful completion.

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