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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

The Justice Department announced today, May 14, 2024, that it has concluded an investigation into whether the State of Nebraska subjects' adults with mental illness to unnecessary institutionalization in assisted living facilities and day program facilities, in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been investigating complaints received against the State of Nebraska. The complaints say that Nebraskans with serious mental illness struggle to access the services they need to live and work in the community. The DOJ team will be in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and Scottsbluff next week holding a series of town hall meetings to hear from you and others about your experiences that may be relevant. May 14-15, 2024.

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.