Community Support, Advocacy and Leadership
Just like every person is unique in their abilities, people with disability also have individual needs specific to their medical diagnosis, living situation and family status.
We often find that in order to successfully benefit from community life, most people with a disability typically need supports and services that are highly individualized to their specific needs. Disability supports and services are designed to provide flexibility in planning and implementation in order to meet this requirement.
The first line of the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act states that “Disability is a natural part of the human experience.” Federal law also places a priority on the community as the place all should have the opportunity to live and thrive, including people with disabilities and special health care needs.
In this section, we explore the organizations, resources, advocacy and leadership roles offered within the Munroe-Meyer Institute, our community and across Nebraska. While not representative of every resource available, we hope it meets the broad spectrum of the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Our care coordination team is available to provide other options or additional resources if the services needed are not available here.