Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
The month of March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Trisomy Awareness Month. The joint 2018 proclamation ceremony was held on March 5 in the Warner Chamber in the State Capitol.
The Nebraska Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities is located within the Division of Public Health in
the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Developmental Disabilities Formed in Federal Law:
by the Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act) in 1970
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities - federal agency responsible for oversight
in every State and Territory of the United States - represents a
Federal-State partnership in developing futures for and with people with
developmental disabilities and their families.
appoints twenty-four Council members to a three-year term; more than
60% of members are people with developmental disabilities or family
The intent of
the Developmental Disabilities Act is to reverse the historical bias against
people with disabilities by focusing on five major goals areas
What We Do
in a five-year state plan focus on improving the
system of supports for persons with disabilities and their families. Goals
concentrate on persons who experience a severe disability that occurs before
the age of twenty-two, including persons with physical disabilities,
mental/behavioral health conditions, and developmental disabilities. Support
systems across the lifespan are examined.
Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities:
Awards subawards to various agencies, organizations, and
other entities to address gaps and barriers in the system.
legislation introduced and educates policymakers on the impact of these
bills on persons with developmental disabilities.
testimony at relevant hearings and follows applicable regulation
on committees to ensure discussions include needs of persons with
For more information about the efforts
and activities of the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities,
Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
Department of Health and Human Services
PO Box 95026
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