Resources for Home and Community-Based Services

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

Sections on this page

    ​Apply for a Waiver

    ​Open an application in your preferred language:

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    ​Resources on this page are in English. We have a separate DDD publications in other languages webpage. ​

    DDD Publications​

    Home and Community-Based Services - Learn about Medicaid Waivers & Apply

    • Application - Complete and submit to apply for Medicaid HCBS waver services. Can be used to apply for any or all HCBS waivers. ​
    • HCBS Waiver Information​ - one-page fact sheets

    Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers - Information and Brochures for the Comprehensive Developmental Disabilities (CDD) and Developmental Disabilities Adult Day (DDAD) Waivers

    Family Support Waiver (FSW) - Information and Brochure for the New DD Waiver

    The Family Support Waiver is the newest Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver. A person must be eligible with a developmental disability to qualify.

    • FSW Info Sheet – A one-page flyer listing services and eligibility requirements.
    • FSW Eligibility and Priority Brochure – A trifold brochure including eligibility requirements, DD Registry information, FSW funding priorities, and a flow-chart on the funding offer process.
    • FSW Services Quick Guide – Paragraph descriptions of each service available on this waiver, as well as a chart comparing to the services available on other DD Waivers. 

    School and Transition - for Ages 14 to 21 Years 

    Provider Guides 

    Providers should be sure to check and review provider pages on the website.

    Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavior Support Plans, and Safety Plans

    Habilitation Program Overview - Guide to writing habilitation programs.  

    Incident Reporting Guidelines - AD and TBI Providers

    Incident Reporting Guidelines - DD Providers

    Independent Provider Guides - DD Providers

    Special Health Care Needs

    Disabled Children's Program (DCP)

    Disabled Persons and Family Support (DPFS)

    Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP)

    Lifespan Respite

    Medically Handicapped Children's Program (MHCP)

    ​DHHS Resources​​

    For Aging Adults

    For People with Disabilities

    Nebraska Resources​​

    Resource Compilations & Information

    • Answers4Families - Information, education and support for Nebraskans with special needs.
    • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska - Focuses on brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support. 
    • Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network - Provides information and training based on current research about autism spectrum disorders. Associated with UNL. 
    • Nebraska Network of Care - Helps Nebraskans access to comprehensive community services, information, support, and assistance on a localized level. 
    • Nebraska Resource and Referral System - Statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. 
    • PTI Nebraska - (800) 284-8520 - Resource for families of children with disabilities or special health needs. Empowers parents and provides knowledge to improve education and healthcare for children. 
    • Supported Decision Making - Information provided by Monroe-Meyer on alternatives to guardianship in Nebraska.

    Advocacy & Support


    • Department of Education - Nebraska Department of Education information about Special Education. 
    • Easter Seals Nebraska - Provides services to help people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. 
    • Enable Account - (844) ENABLE4 - Offers checking, savings, and investment accounts for people with disabilities. Gives the ability to save money without affecting benefits (up to $100,000). 
    • League of Human Dignity - Consumer-based, non-profit organization promotes integration of people with disabilities. Advocates for needs and rights while providing services to help people be independent. 
    • Munroe-Meyer Institute - (800) 656-3937 - University Center of Excellence for DD education, research and services. Provides services and support for people with intellectual, developmental and genetic disorders. 
    • Nebraska VR - Helps people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep jobs. Helps businesses recruit, train and retain employees with disabilities. 
    • Special Olympics Nebraska - Non-profit organization that uses sports to encourage and empower people with intellectual disabilities, promote acceptance and foster understanding and respect. 
    • Ticket to Work - Helps people with disabilities explore competitive employment.

    State Government

    • Nebraska Legislature - Official website of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. 
    • Ombudsman's Office - Will help resolve a problem, concern or complaint impacting a resident of a long-term care facility.

    National Resources​

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    • ADA - Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. ​​​​

    Charting the LifeCourse Life Experience Series - Quick Guides for Using CtLC at Different Ages

    Each four-page Quick Guide contains a few questions from each life domain for that specific life stage. These can be used by anyone to work toward their vision for a good life.

    • Focus on Early Childhood - Early childhood is the time in a child's life before they begin school full time.
    • Focus on School Age - School age is the years from kindergarten through middle school.
    • Focus on Transition to Adulthood - Transition means that you are moving from childhood to young adulthood and from school to adult life.
    • Focus on Adulthood - Adulthood is the period from the time after we transition from school and childhood years through the time when we enter our golden years.
    • Focus on Aging - Aging is the period of life when we begin to slow down and experience many age-related changes.

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 

    National Associations & Groups

    Social Security