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.
Aging Supports for Adults
- Along the Way
- Essentials of a Diagnostic Workup
- Down syndrome and probable Alzheimer's disease
- Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregiver's Resource Guide for Nebraskans - designed to provide information to anyone who cares for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help you navigate the journey of supporting individuals with IDD as they age.
- NTG-EDSD (National Task Group - Early Detection Screen for Dementia)
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.
Financial Assistance Programs
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).
Mental Health Services at Munroe-Meyer
The Adult Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Behavioral Health Clinic provided by the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute serves transition-aged adolescents (16-22) as well as adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Clinicians work with individuals, families and caregivers to provide comprehensive evaluation and behavioral therapy.
Nebraska’s Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers Programs
Provides information about Nebraska’s home and community-based Medicaid waivers, residential services and lists developmental disability provider agencies located across the state.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual Health Services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are available at Munroe-Meyer Institute and provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of occupational therapy, psychology, physical therapy and recreational therapy.
Plain language: We have sexual health services for people with disabilities and can connect you with other resources too.