Medicaid Related Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

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What you need to know

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

DDD also oversees programs for people who have special health care needs. ​

DD Let's Talk Listening Tour

Director Tony Green is having a multi-city Let's Talk Listening Tour focused on the elimination of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiting List. 

There are five stops:

  • Monday, April 22, in Gering: 6:00-8:00 PM at the Gering Civic Center, Wildcat Room, 1050 M St. 
  • Tuesday, April 23 in Kearney: 6:00-8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center – Stateroom C, 110 Second Ave. 
  • Wednesday, April 24 in Omaha6:00-8:00 PM at the Douglas Conference Center, Omaha State Office Building, 1313 Farnam St.
  • Wednesday, May 8 in Lincoln: 6:00-8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest, Folsom and Lincoln Rooms, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd.
  • Thursday, May 9 in Norfolk: 6:00-8:00 PM at the Lifelong Learning Center, Suites E & H, 701 E Benjamin Ave.

The virtual session is: Monday, May 13 on Zoom: 6:00-8:00 PM, Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Read more in the News Release​. 

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  • ​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

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  • ​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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