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.

​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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Dive into Charting the LifeCourse

​DHHS has a monthly discussion on the first Tuesday of each month Zoom at 3:00 PM, CT, led by Amy Callendar-Taft, a Service Coordinator and CTLC Ambassador.

Anyone can attend, whether you struggle with CTLC or use the tools regularly. We want to engage participants, guardians, independent providers, and agency staff. We mainly talk about the three tools available in Therap: The Integrated Star, Life Domains, and Trajectory. We may also look at other tools in the Nexus library that you can use to plan your good life.

Sessions are open discussions about how CtLC tools work and any problems people have.

  • We share ideas, show examples, talk about resources, problem solve, and explore the tools.
  • We talk about how teams can use CtLC tools to create goals, supports, and improve the lives of those they were created for and by.
  • We will discuss different community resources, habilitative ideas, technology, and relationships.
  • Most importantly, we open essential dialog between participants, Service Coordinators, families, and providers about the value of CTLC tools when fully prepared and used.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 9273 1717

Passcode: Champions

Training for HCBS Providers: Open to Anyone!

​Provider pages have details for meetings and trainings specific to topics pertinent​ to services offered. Providers may subscribe to the following pages to receive notifications when new information is available:

Abuse and Neglect

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

Developmental Disability Court-Ordered Custody Act

Reviews the Nebraska Developmental Disability Court-Ordered Custody Act (DDCOCA) and procedures related to it. Information in these trainings is aimed at how DDCOCA affects various groups and the additional responsibilities in such cases. 


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:

The Council on Quality and Leadership ​

The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) offers training, including free webinars, to provide information for providers and improve the lives of people with disabilities. Learn more on CQL's website.

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.