WIndmill and Sandhills

WESTERN NEBRASKA OFFICE
1425 1st Avenue
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308-631-5367 | 800-422-6691



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JOIN US IN SCOTTSBLUFF FOR LUNCH or DINNER!

Thursday, April 23 – 11AM to 8PM

Have lunch or dinner – eat in OR carryout –at Sam & Louie’s in Scottsbluff, and 10% of the proceeds will go to Disability Rights Nebraska! 

AND

Don’t miss the 50/50 Raffle in conjunction with this fundraiser- 50% of total ticket sales will go to the winner!  Purchase tickets on-site the day of the event.

 

Thank you for choosing Sam & Louie’s for your meal.

 

"Thank You" for your support of our Western Nebraska office!

 


LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Our Board of Directors has determined the Legislative Priorities for Disability Rights Nebraska.  You can see our priorities, read about the proposed legislation, and stay up-to-date with action on each of these bills by visiting our High Priority Bills section.

For over 30 years, Disability Rights Nebraska has advocated to promote empowerment, to ensure access to the benefits of community, and to secure justice.  Many people envision “justice” as retribution or punishment.  For Disability Rights Nebraska, justice is about fairness

With your help, we work together to improve and, if need be, change systems and public policy to be responsive to the needs of people with disabilities and to assure that people with disabilities are treated fairly. 

Our public policy efforts work for systemic justice.  Systemic justice seeks to transforms systems be they political systems, economic systems or “systems of convention” to make those systems more fair and equitable.  Your help allows us to advocate for fairness in a system that often hurts those people who are most vulnerable.

In our public policy work, your donation is helping to find solutions that require policy makers to consider critical issues from a perspective of both compassion and justice.

Thank you for your support and commitment to justice.

CLICK HERE to DONATE to our public policy advocacy efforts and get our E-newsletter.


"I became disabled prior to the ADA being passed, so the passage totally changed my life profoundly."

Anyone who knows Kathy Hoell knows she's a passionate and dedicated advocate.  Kathy embodies the words of Justin Dart:  "LEAD ON, LEAD ON".  She's our guest blogger this month on the  ADA 25th Anniversary page    


Social Role Valorization Workshop

Class listening to SRV trainer Darcy Elks

Tuesday, May 19 - 21, 2015 at Nebraska Wesleyan University, in Lincoln

WHAT IS SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION? The theory of Social Role Valorization (SRV) grew out of what many people know as “normalization.” This introductory workshop to SRV will present (a) the common life experiences of people who are marginalized and devalued in our society, and (b) SRV as a way to address some of these experiences in order to support people to become valued members of the community.

For more information CLICK HERE.


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News/Events Headlines

  • Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

    A plan to rewrite the nation’s primary education law is set to go before the U.S. Senate and it now includes a provision related to restraint and seclusion in schools.

  • Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops

    The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.

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