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What We Do

Disability Rights Nebraska is the Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities in our state. We protect, support and promote the rights of people with disabilities.  This includes people with just about any disability including intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness and physical disabilities. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.

  • To vote in the next elections, you will need to show a photo ID. That can be a Nebraska driver’s license, Nebraska state ID card, Nebraska college or university ID card, any veteran, active military or tribal ID with a photo, a United States passport, or a document from your nursing home or assisted living facility with your name and a photo. If you don’t have an ID right now, you can get a free state ID from your local DMV.

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Our Impact

  • People Helped


  • Advocates Trained


  • Individuals Trained


From the Blog

Disability Rights Nebraska, through a grant from the Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Council, has developed a program to raise awareness of Supported Decision Making as a means to increase self-determination of people with disabilities, reduce overbroad or undue guardianships, and examine public policy options for Supported Decision Making in Nebraska.

Ann Magill, a writer with cerebral palsy, was in grad school when the ADA became law in July 1990. Known for her work on disability and social equality, she often highlighted injustices. In 2010, she attended a disappointing event for the ADA's 20th anniversary, feeling it lacked the necessary attention for raising awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities. This experience inspired her to create a disability pride flag, a project she was particularly driven to complete after a horrific attack on a disabled-serving facility in Japan in 2016.

Ways to get involved:

  • Connecting donors to causes they care most about.

  • Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by tax law.

  • Become a trained advocate to stand with families to help navigate the educational system for children with disabilities.