The Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC) is a 24-hour state and federally funded residential treatment facility dedicated to the provision of specialized psychological, medical and developmental supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BSDC is a campus-like setting with 188 acres.
Located south of Lincoln, in the community of Beatrice, BSDC is home to several nationally-accredited Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID). Services are provided to about 90 adults who require comprehensive, specialized support. Supports are provided in residential, vocational, and other community-based settings.
Residential treatment provides support to participants with mild, moderate, severe, or profound intellectual disabilities.
BSDC has 10 cottages where people live. Each participant has a say in who they live with. Groups living together can pick decorating themes for the shared areas. Most participants have their own private bedroom. Whether a participant has a private bedroom or a large shared bedroom, participants personalize their own space.
BSDC has a variety of day options for participants, who chose what they do during the day, whether on or off campus.
BSDC participants use artistic skills to produce quality, marketable products. Participants are paid an hourly wage to work on or create projects. Bear Creek Gifts artisans learn new techniques and offer a variety of merchandise.
Bear Creek Gifts is named for the creek running along the east side of the BSDC campus. Bear Creek Gifts is a member of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce as part of BSDC's membership.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed on state holidays.
Artwork, ceramics, custom doormats, balloons, slumped wine bottles, and Nebraska-themed products.
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The BSDC Crisis Stabilization and Community Reintegration Program began in May 2017, to address a critical gap in serving the population participating in home and community-based services (HCBS) DD waiver programs. The Crisis Program is a specialized unit.
Participants in the Crisis Program have come from diverse settings across the state, which includes Medicaid HCBS DD agency providers, the State Behavioral Health Regional Centers, psychiatric hospital units, and court orders.
Friends and Family is a group of parents and guardians who have loved ones living at BSDC. They advocate strongly for BSDC and are extremely active to ensure its success.