July 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark legislation protects the rights of people with disabilities of all ages and has helped reshape our nation in ways that benefit all Americans.
The intent of the Developmental Disabilities Act and the Council is to reverse the historical bias against people with disabilities by focusing on five major goals areas:
To coincide with Nebraska's Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Council created an 8-page publication that was distributed in newspapers throughout the state.
The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities is located within the Division of Public Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
DD Council Staff
Kristen Larsen, Executive Director: (402) 471-0143Joni Dulaney, Program Specialist: (402) 471-0151Nikki Krause, Administrative Assistant: (402) 471-2330
Priorities identified 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.
The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities:
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026