Medicaid Related 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) provides funding and oversight for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. This includes determining eligibility, providing service coordination for eligible people, monitoring services, and paying providers.

For information about available services, select the waiver you are interested in:

Otherwise, select the topic you are interested in. The Participant/Family and Provider sections contain information specific to those groups.

"Let's Talk" Town Hall Listening Tour

Tony Green, Director of DDD, has announced his annual statewide “Let's Talk" Town Hall Listening Tour in November. He plans to visit seven locations throughout the state of Nebraska. This tour is designed to gain stakeholder input on services provided by the Division and provide updates on future initiatives. 

Anyone who would like to learn more about the Home and Community-Based Service Waivers for the developmentally disabled, aged and disabled, traumatic brain injury, or pending family support waiver, is encouraged to attend.

  • Monday, November 7, Scottsbluff: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. MT. John Harms Center, Room A108C/D, 2620 College Park
  • Tuesday, November 8, North Platte: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Mid Plains Community College – North Campus, Room 202, 1101 Halligan Dr.
  • Wednesday, November 9, Kearney: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center – Stateroom F, 110 Second Ave.
  • Thursday, November 10, Norfolk: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. DHHS Building – Norfolk, Conference Room 110, 209 North 5th St.
  • Tuesday, November 15, Papillion: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Sump Memorial Library, South Meeting Room, 222 N. Jefferson St.
  • Thursday, November 17, Lincoln: 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. CT. Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th St.
  • Tuesday, November 29, Omaha: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Omaha State Office Building, Douglas Conference Center, 1313 Farnam St.
  • Wednesday, November 30, Virtual: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. Join Meeting


Advocacy​ Groups 

The following groups help with our mission of helping people live better lives:

  • A governor-appointed committee. 
  • Open to all interested people.
  • A governor-appointed council in Public Health​.


  • Level of Care Redesign - DDD and MLTC are working to assess and improve Nebraska's level of care assessments.
  • Rate Reform and OAP Redesign - DDD is working to assess and improve the rate structure for Nebraska's Medicaid HCBS DD Waivers. This will ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • State Transition Plan - DDD and MLTC are working on the state transition plan. ​​ 

News Releases​ and Media​​​

November 2022

September 2022

May 2022

April 2022

  • April 1: Facebook and Twitter posts about Director Tony Green taking part in a conference call with international organizations about the current struggles facing Ukrainians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

March 2022

February 2022



  • ​November 3: KLKN News Story​ - State programs help those with disabilities gain and maintain employment​



  • Sept​ember 7: Free Person-Centered Planning for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
  • September 2: Facebook Live with Deputy Director Curtis Walters, Service Coordination Administrator Jillion Lieske, and Service Coordinator Connie Cohen-Nelson. Discussion of the exciting opportunity of becoming a Service Coordinator for Nebraska DHHS. As a Service Coordinator, you would be supporting and improving the lives of Nebraska's most vulnerable populations. Curtis, Jillion, and Connie discussed the competitive pay and benefits that come with the job, as well as the fulfillment and purpose they feel working as Service Coordinators as they strive to improve the lives of Nebraskans. Learn more and apply.


  • August 2: Facebook post highlighting DDD Program Manager, Tracy Robledo-Clark, who volunteers at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) and was recognized as “Volunteer Substitute of the Year" for the non-profit organization. 






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