If you provide direct care for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability, know that your support is extremely important to your loved one. Sometimes, it can be difficult finding answers when life begins to change. The best thing you can do is learn as much as you can.
Adult disability services are available through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and other providers across the state of Nebraska. For more information, see Along the Way, a guide for adults. In addition, see the following resources below.
The Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregiver's Resource Guide for Nebraskans was designed to provide information to anyone who cares for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. be a tool to help you navigate the journey of supporting individuals with IDD as they age.
The National Task Group's overall mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability and their families who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias.
Provides an overview of state programs available to help individuals and families with low incomes pay for basic needs such as food, housing and utilities. It can also assist with disability-related expenses.
Provides an overview of programs available to help individuals and families pay for medical services and supplies. (Please note that when an individual reaches the age of majority, age 19 in Nebraska, they often become eligible for Medicaid because their parents’ income is no longer figured into eligibility).
Provides information about Nebraska’s home and community-based Medicaid waivers, residential services and lists developmental disability provider agencies located across the state.