The following are agencies that provide services for youth with developmental disabilities.
Arc of Nebraska Services, information, resources and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Autism Center of Nebraska Vocational services, employment connections, respite & residential services for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. Client Assistance Program (CAP) Advise and inform individuals with disabilities of all available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability Rights Nebraska Direct assistance or information on disability-related issues. Easter Seals of Nebraska Programs & services for employment & training, assistive technology & job accommodations, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation. Nebraska Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Nebraska) Helps unite parents, spouses, siblings, friends and people who have a mental illness together with mental health professionals to fight for improved treatment, a better quality of life and recovery. Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Help blind and visually impaired youth develop independent living skills and find employment in Nebraska and across the country. Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) Promotes and advocates for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing to achieve equality and opportunity in social, educational, vocational, and legal aspects impacting their daily lives. Enhance and monitor access to effective communication & telecommunication technology. Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Community-based disability services. Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health Provides funding, oversight and technical assistance to the six local behavioral health regions. The regions contract with local programs to provide public inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services and community mental health, and substance abuse. Nebraska Down Syndrome Association for Families All members are parents themselves and have been through the initial surprise/shock of having a new baby with an unexpected diagnosis. Nebraska Hotline for Disability Services Helps you find solutions if you are having problems with Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Centers for Independent Living. Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Skill and job exploration, adult life planning, training/education to find, and/or keep a job, project search. Nebraska Youth Leadership Council Created by youth for youth. Help youth with disabilities have a voice in the things that affect them and better the existing services provided through outreach efforts. U.S. Social Security Administration Learn how to apply and receive benefits. Western Iowa & Nebraska Association on Higher Education & Disability (WINAHEAD) Guidebook for HS educators; answers to student questions as they consider and transition to college.