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Disability News: Nebraska

  • Synopsis: Latest disability news stories for the state of Nebraska including health related information and updates.

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Nebraska Disability Resources

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually-Impaired (NCECBVI) - Founded in 1875, the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired serves children from infancy to age 21 - www.ncecbvi.org

Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service

The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book & Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress - www.nlc.state.ne.us/tbbs/

The Arc of NebraskaThe Arc of Nebraska is private, non-profit, statewide organization that stands with individuals and families in advocating and supporting Nebraskans with intellectual and developmental disabilities - www.arc-nebraska.org

Disability Rights NebraskaThe Center for Disability Rights, Law and Advocacy, is a private, non-profit organization designated by the Governor to protect and advocate for the rights of Nebraskans with significant physical or mental disabilities.

Established in 1977, NAS is the protection and advocacy system in the State of Nebraska. They work along with people who have disabilities to secure their rights and to achieve a vision which is supportive of the ideals of interdependence, productivity, human dignity, personal integrity and full participation for individuals with disabilities in their community - www.nebraskaadvocacyservices.org

Nebraska Department of Education

Provides disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Provides service to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Helps people with disabilities live independently. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

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Latest Nebraska Publications

  1. Nebraska Replaces Death Penalty with Smart Alternatives
    Nebraska legislators override Governors veto of LB 268, a bill that replaces the death penalty with a life sentence with no parole.
  2. Initiative to Improve Outcomes for Students with ASD in Nebraska Public Schools
    AAP is providing support to Nebraska public schools using a scalable technology solution developed by Rethink Autism.
  3. Justice Department Settles Fair Housing Lawsuit in Nebraska
    Justice department settles fair housing lawsuit in nebraska against the latvian tower condominium association.


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Money ChartLoan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Abraham LincolnFamous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


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Chart IconBlood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.






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