The draft of the 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan Goals and Objectives is now open for public comment. If you have comments or suggestions, please submit them to: Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, or email email@example.com by January 15, 2021.
After receiving feedback from the public comment period, the State Plan and any changes will be reviewed by Council members for final approval. If significant changes are made to the goals and objectives based on public comment, then the Council will re-release them in February 2021 for an additional round of public comment. After the Council approves the final goals and objectives, Council staff submit them to the federal government for approval.
Accessibility info: If you would like the draft of the 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan Goals and Objectives in another format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 471-2330 or (402) 471-9570 (TTY).
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2020 DD Council Needs Assessment - The Council spent many months collecting public input through surveys, interviews, and focus groups. More than 500 people with disabilities, families, professionals, and advocates provided feedback in a needs assessment survey distributed state-wide during the summer and early fall of 2020. The goal of the survey was to have a broad geographic distribution, language and ethnic diversity, and multiple developmental disabilities' representation.
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:
DHHS and the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities are launching a new Person-Centered Planning Initiative to reinvigorate person-centered supports for all Nebraska's Home and Community-Based Services Waivers.
Person-centered planning is a process-oriented approach empowering people to plan their life, find their voice, and work toward reaching their goals. The goal of person-centered planning is to support participants to be the center of planning their supports and goals.
For more information, please visit the Person-Centered Planning webpage.
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