DDD Training

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

​​​​​​​​The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is committed to providing FREE training that improves the lives of participants of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. Please use as many training resources as you see fit.

Training for People with Disabilities 

​It's All About the Plan!

This e-learning course is designed for people with disabilities, and their families. Course modules are designed for four separate audiences to assist them to meaningfully participate in service planning. The modules are self-paced and may be used individually or shown in group settings, such as classrooms, advocacy groups, or trainings.


Video from DDD - How self-direction is different than traditional services. Includes the history, what to expect, and tools for self-direction.

Transitioning from School

Video from PTI Nebraska - What parents, students, and Service Coordinators need to know about the transition period.

Person-Centered Planning and Charting the LifeCourse

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities are focused on a Person-Centered Planning (PCP) initiative to reinvigorate person-centered supports for all Nebraska's HCBS Waivers. 

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Provider Training: Open to Anyone!

Abuse and Neglect 

Providers must have training on Abuse and Neglect. Free training is available:

  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Meets the training requirement for independent providers. Covers the Child and Adult Protective Services Acts. Explains mandatory reporters. Discusses reasonable cause. Outlines how to report and explains how an investigation happens. Talks about the Central Registry and penalties for violating laws.
  • Protecting Senior and Vulnerable Nebraskans from Fraud, Abuse, and Exploitation - Twenty-eight minute video from NET. Information about financial exploitation and how to protect against it. Law enforcement gives an overview on investigations and the court system. Medical experts explain how to spot increased vulnerability.


Habilitation programs must be written for habilitative services. Providers are required to know how to write and run programs. The following free training is available:

ICAP Assessment Tool

DDD uses the ICAP assessment tool to determine funding amount for participants of Medicaid HCBS DD Waiver Services. Training is directed toward DD providers, but may be used by anyone interested in learning about the objective assessment process. 

Munroe-Meyer Institute

The Munroe-Meyer Institute​ (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation offers training opportunities for both the public and professionals. There are specific training pages for people with disabilities and parents/caregivers.

​Therap Training Academy

The Therap Training Academy offers many training opportunities. Enrolling in the training academy is free. Therap is important to the services we provide, so it is important to learn about. The Therap training account is separate from your Therap​ login.