Disabilities Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

BSDC is an intermediate care facility for developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) that provides residential, vocational and recreational services.  

Bear Creek Gifts

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.

Residents at BSDC use artistic skills to produce quality, marketable products. People are paid an hourly wage to work on or create projects. Bear Creek Gifts artisans learn new techniques and offer a variety of merchandise.


Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed on state holidays.


Artwork, ceramics, custom doormats, balloons, slumped wine bottles, and Nebraska-themed products.

Visit Bear Creek Gifts on Facebook!

Internship Opportunities

Nebraska Internship Consortium of Professional Psychology (NICPP):

A doctoral psychology internship is the last year for a student getting a doctorate in clinical, counseling or school psychology. To be eligible to intern, an applicant must come from an APA-accredited school, be on track to finish all classes by the next spring semester and have passed all school comprehensive exams. While interning, a person is still enrolled in school. 

For more information: https://cehs.unl.edu/nicpp/beatrice-state-developmental-center/

Training Director

Tessa Svoboda, Psy.D. 
Phone: (402) 239-2947  
Email: tessa.svoboda@nebraska.gov

3000 Lincoln Boulevard. Beatrice, NE 68310