Application for DD services
Behavioral Health Office of Consumer Affairs (800-836-7660) - Focuses on consumers helping consumers: building and strengthening involvement, getting the best out of the system, and finding the best information and resources available.
DD Provider Resources -
Resources available for DD providers. Includes organizations that maintain
provider lists and training opportunities.
DD Service Directory (en Español) - Full service descriptions including definitions, limits, frequency, duration, provider types, and provider qualifications for DD services under the HCBS Waivers.
Down Syndrome Information - Website, maintained by DHHS Public Health, which offers information to people with Down Syndrome, as well as those who love them.
Habilitation Plan Overview - Step-by-step guide assists in writing habilitation programs. It is a companion to habilitation training.
Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network
- Describes Nebraska's respite provider infrastructure, basic information about responsibilities, family caregiver support, and instructions for accessing the FREE orientation. More information about Lifespan Respite can be found on their website
- Contact the 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.
Participant Handbook for Nebraska Medicaid HCBS Waivers - Explains what to expect when you choose to receive services from a Medicaid HCBS waiver. online view printable (print two-sided) en Español
Ready, Set, Go! (en Español) - Materials and resources to assist young adults with DD to make 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.
Services Quick Guide for Nebraska Medicaid HCBS DD Waivers - Overview of DD services under HCBS Waivers. online view printable (print two-sided) en Español
What do I Need to Know About Medicaid? (en
Español) - What applicants and participants need to know about Medicaid.
State Transition Plan - Implementation for the Settings Requirement for Nebraska’s HCBS Waivers.
Answers4Families - Provides information
, dialogue, education, and support to Nebraskans with special needs by providing Internet resources.
The Arc of Nebraska (402-475-4407) - Provides advocacy to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
ATP (Assistive Technology Partnership) (888-806-6287)
- The Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) is dedicated to helping Nebraskans with disabilities, their families, and professionals obtain assistive technology devices and services.
Down Syndrome Alliance of the Heartlands (402-991-1800)
- 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.
Easter Seals Nebraska - Provides services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work, and play.
First National Bank
) - Provides tax-free accounts (Enable) for people with disabilities.
Hotline for Disability Services (800-742-7594) - 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.
Independent Living Council (402-438-7979) - 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.
League of Human Dignity
- 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.
Munroe-Meyer Institute (800-656-3937) - 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.
Nebraska Family Support Network (402-345-0791) - Empowers children and families affected by mental, emotional, or behavioral health issues through peer mentoring, education, and advocacy.
Nebraska Legislature - Official site of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. Includes information about the current session.
- Helps people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs. Helps businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.
OMNI Behavioral Health Training
- 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) - State-wide self-advocacy organization run for and by people with disabilities.
) - 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.
Special Olympics Nebraska - Non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.
Ticket to Work - Source of information for people with disabilities who want to explore competitive employment.
United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska - 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.
American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) - Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) - Index of US Government Agencies.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Federal agency responsible for the national administration of Medicare and Medicaid.
Disability.gov - US federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor - 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.
National Association of Medical Directors - Bipartisan, nonprofit, professional organization representing leaders of state Medicaid agencies across the country.
National Council on Disability - Independent federal agency which advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
Quality Mall - 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.
Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities - Information from Accredited Schools Online about the last years of school, including understanding ADA, Section 504, IDEA, and IEP
Resource Guide for Trade School for Students with Disabilities - Information and resources for opportunities available after high school.
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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