One stop for applying for DHHS services in Nebraska.
Resource to help aging Nebraskans and Nebraskans with disabilities improve and better coordinate long-term care services locally.
Areas on Aging (800-942-7830)
Each Area Agency on Aging is a key source for information on available local resources and services.
Booklet explaining the transition from school services to adult services. Includes information from the Department of Education, Nebraska VR, and the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Focuses on consumers helping consumers, building and strengthening consumer involvement, helping consumers get the best out of the system, and finding the best information and resources available.
Directory of Agency Providers of DD services.
An overview for DD providers, including their role in serving participants, what is expected, and how to bill for services.
Full service descriptions including definitions, limits, frequency, duration, provider types, and provider qualifications for DD services under the submitted HCBS Waivers.
Learn a little about the process used to assess your needs and decide your budget for purchasing DD services.
Learn eligibility requirements and what you need to know to get started!
Maintained by DHHS Public Health, this website offers information to people with Down Syndrome, as well as those who love them.
An overview of what DD services are, provider qualifications, and how to become an independent provider.
Anyone can contact the LTC Ombudsman Program to discuss or seek assistance in resolving a problem, concern, or complaint impacting one or more residents of a long-term care facility.
Advocates for and represents people with developmental disabilities within government.
Explains what to expect when you choose to receive services from a Medicaid HCBS waiver.
Guide on how to work with independent providers.
A web-based series of materials and resources to assist young adults with developmental disabilities in making decisions about supports as they move from high school to adult life. Funding for this project came from the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Brief overview of DD services under the submitted HCBS Waivers.
Transitioning from High School
DDD webpage explaining the process of leaving the educational system at 21 years old and entering adult services.
Resource for aging Nebraskans and Nebraskans with disabilities to improve and better coordinate long-term care services locally.
Provides information, dialogue, education, and support to Nebraskans with special needs by providing Internet resources.
Provides advocacy to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Supports individuals who are aging to find local resources.
The Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) is dedicated to helping Nebraskans with disabilities, their families, and professionals obtain assistive technology devices and services.
Support Network of people who are working to advocate, educate, and support.
Assists and supports, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.
Nebraska Department of Education information specific to Special Education.
Down Syndrome Alliance of the Heartlands (402-991-1800)
Working for dignity, equality, and empowerment of all people with disabilities.
Committed to connecting those touched by Down syndrome through education, advocacy, and support. Non-profit agency based in Omaha. Consists of parents, advocates, educators, and medical professionals.
Support group, which provides family networking and new parent support for families with children who are diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Provides services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work, and play.
Participates in statewide and national efforts to increase awareness of epilepsy and funding for epilepsy research and services. Hosts monthly support groups.
Provides tax-free savings accounts, Enable Accounts, for people with disabilities. Accounts are available beginning summer 2016, in response to the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act signed in December 2014.
Toll free hotline operated by the Nebraska Department of Education. Provides information about rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, and legal rights. Helps find resources for children and parents.
Promotes independent living and advocates change to promote independence, inclusion, non-discrimination, and dignity for all people with disabilities in Nebraska. Work for self-determination, equal opportunities, and self-respect.
A consumer-based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote the full integration of people with disabilities. Advocates for needs and rights while providing quality services to help people be independent citizens.
Federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. Specializes in providing services and support for persons with intellectual, developmental and/or genetic disorders.
Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
Committed to providing up-to-date information and training based on current research about autism spectrum disorders. Associated with UNL.
Empowers children and families affected by mental, emotional, or behavioral health issues through peer mentoring, education, and advocacy.
Official site of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. Includes information about the current session.
Statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations.
Helps people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs. Helps businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.
Joint training initiative with DDD to offer training related to topics of interest and importance to the field of developmental disabilities.
People First of Nebraska (308-530-9209 or 402-559-4892)
Nebraska's only state-wide self-advocacy organization run for and by people with disabilities. Working to make life better for everyone.
Statewide resource for families of children with disabilities or special health care needs. Empowers parents and provides the knowledge to improve education and healthcare outcomes for children. A funding coordinator and housing resource specialist are available.
Non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect across the state.
Ticket to Work
Source of information for people with disabilities who want to explore competitive employment.
Educates, advocates and provides support services through an affiliate network to ensure a life without limits for people of all ages with a broad range of disabilities and their families.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
Index of US Government Agencies.
Dedicated to ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are able to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life in the United States and its territories.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Federal agency responsible for the national administration of Medicare and Medicaid.
Central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs).
US federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
US Department of Labor website to help employers determine which Federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization. Also helps recipients of Federal financial assistance understand their responsibilities under these laws.
Provides assistance to local DD Counsels. Support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.
National Association of Medical Directors
Bipartisan, nonprofit, professional organization representing leaders of state Medicaid agencies across the country.
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
Promotes and assists state agencies in developing effective, efficient service delivery systems that furnish high-quality supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Works with states, federal partners, and stakeholders to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals with mental health conditions or co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders across all ages and cultural groups.
National Council on Disability
Independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
Provides a unified voice for individuals battling rare diseases, their parents, and other caregivers seeking to help them.
Free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Includes positive practices that help people live, work and participate in communities and improve the quality of supports.
Social Security Online
Official Social Security Website.
Social Security Online: The Red Book
Summary guide to employment supports for persons with disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy
Educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities.
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