Disability Rights Nebraska was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. From its beginning, Disability Rights Nebraska has promoted the principles of equality, self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities.
Disability Rights Nebraska is independent of any public or private agency which provides treatment or services to people with disabilities. Our board of directors is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members and other people who are interested in the rights of people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Nebraska operates seven federally funded protection and advocacy (P&A) programs. The P&A system is a nationwide network of congressionally created, legally based disability rights agencies. P&A organizations within the system each have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities and, together, comprise the nation's largest provider of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities.