Community Programs in:
Area I: Chadron/Alliance/Hay Springs
Area II: Scottsbluff/Gering
Area III: Sidney
Eligibility for Services
Any individual who has a clinical diagnosis of intellectual disability or other developmental disability or a related condition is eligible for admission to services regardless of age, ethnic origin, gender, marital or religious status.
Individuals can only be served if funding for those services is available. Individuals who are not authorized for funding through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can be served if an individual contract is negotiated with another funding source (e.g. Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, insurance, or school districts) or through private pay.
Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee the availability of appropriate services/supports or commit the Agency to provide services which are not yet developed. Neither does meeting the eligibility requirements define priorities as to who shall receive services first in the event of limited resources.
Services and supports are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of each person and may include:
School Age Day Services: Youth School to Work Transition
Inter-generational Center Alternative and Retirement Services Employment Services:
Work Training, Sub-Contract Work, Community Employment
Residential Services: Supervised Apartments, 24-hour Staffed Homes, Extended Family Homes
Family Advocacy Respite
Inter-generational Day Services-Alternative and Retirement Services provide the development of age-appropriate opportunities to enhance the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions. The services are directed to address the needs of individuals of all ages and specifically those persons where work training and employment services may no longer be appropriate.
Employment Services Assists individuals in finding competitive employment.
Assisted Residential Living services provide organized training to persons who may need training in daily living skills and /or, socialization skills. This training is provided in settings such as small group homes with 24 hour supervision.
Work Training assists in the development of fundamental work skills to enhance individual independence in work settings and is designed to orient the individual to community work environments. This training is provided in settings such as work activity centers, vocational centers or other activity centers.
Transition Services provide individualized programs for older adolescents to become involved in life-skills training and pre-vocational/work exploration activities. The program is designed for a smooth transition from children’s services or public school, to generic community services and/or the adult Work Training or Employment services.
Respite Services provides families short-term temporary relief from the on-going responsibilities of caregiving. Services may be provided in agency residences that have available space, day service settings, or the family's home.
Supported Community Living services provide organized training to maintain or increase independent living skills. This training is provided in settings such as supervised apartments or homes.