DHHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Announces Multi-City Listening Tour

News Release
For Immediate Release: 4/19/2023

Alycia Davis, (531) 249-8079,

Lincoln – Kristen Smith, the Deputy Director of Eligibility, Policy, and Quality, and Colin Large, Policy Administrator with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have announced a multi-city Listening Tour focused on the proposed Family Support Waiver. They plan to visit four locations and will include a virtual option.

“The intent of this waiver is to provide support for children and families experiencing a developmental disability in Nebraska," said Kristen Smith, Deputy Director of DDD with DHHS. “This new waiver will serve up to 850 children. This listening tour is an opportunity to gain important stakeholder input and find opportunities for enhancements to our services and supports."

Anyone who wants to learn more about the pending Family Support Waiver is encouraged to attend.

The meetings will take place:

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Norfolk: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. DHHS Building – Norfolk, Conference Room 110, 209 North 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701 
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023, Grand Island: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. College Park, Room 103, 3180 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801 
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Omaha: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Munroe-Meyer Institute, Warren Sanger Conference Room, 6902 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 VIRTUAL OPTION: Hosted via ZOOM, please register at: https://bit.ly/DDD-FSW  
  • Monday, May 15, 2023, Lincoln: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Lincoln Community Foundation, Large Conference Room on 5th Floor, 215 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68508

For more information, please visit https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Initiatives-for-LB376.aspx. ​

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