Planning HCBS Waiver Services
Your Service Coordinator helps plan services, but YOU are in charge!
Planning happens through conversations, and your plan is documented at your meetings. Your services are provided based on what is written in your plan. More information on service coordination is available on the service pages.
It is important for your services to meet your needs; this is person-centered planning. To learn more about how you can be in charge of planning your own services, and life, visit our Person-Centered Planning pages. The resources below will also guide you in leading your planning.
There is a variety of information to help you think about your services and plan your life:
When you work with independent providers, you are in charge of directing your services. The following are available to help you with this decision:
YOU choose who you want to support you.
Your team must include you, your Service Coordinator, and any Medicaid HCBS service providers who work with you. When you have a guardian, they are on your team. You can invite other family, friends, or organizations.
When choosing a team, it may be helpful to think about:
What your meetings are called depends on which waiver you have. Either way, your meetings are with your team, whom you choose. Your meetings are person-centered for YOU.
There are at least two meetings held each year. Before your meetings, your Service Coordinator talks with you about your needs and available services. Your team will discuss your progress toward goals. When services do not meet your needs, any team member can request a meeting.
Resources for HCBS Waiver Participants
Enable accounts are offer checking, savings, and investment accounts for people with disabilities. This gives participants the ability to save money without it affecting their benefits (up to $100,000).
DDD partners with Nebraska VR for employment services. For more information:
Participants and guardians can access Therap, the web-based case management system.
This e-learning course is designed for people with disabilities, and their families. Each section is designed for a separate audience, to assist them to meaningfully participate in service planning. Sections are self-paced and may be used individually or in group settings, such as classrooms, advocacy groups, or trainings.
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.
DHHS and the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities are focused on a Person-Centered Planning (PCP) initiative to provide person-centered supports for all Nebraska's HCBS Waivers.
For training, check out:
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.