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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.

  • Jared and Kierstyn were able to identify with one another through shared interests. Jared is an established artist in the community and Kierstyn has a passion for drawing and developing characters, designs, and stories. Jared has brought Kierstyn into his art community and has introduced her to a new world of friends who recognize her for her gifts and talents.

    View their full story on our YouTube channel

Our Impact

  • People Helped

    10,490

  • Advocates Trained

    24

  • Individuals Trained

    12,386

From the Blog

You can reach Disability Rights Nebraska at 800-422-6691 or 402-413-2016!

Our new address is 2930 Ridge Line Road, Suite 205, Lincoln, NE 68516.

November 29, 2022, marked the 47th anniversary of the passage of Public Law 94-142, initially called the Education of All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) and later renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Signed into law by President Gerald R. Ford on November 29, 1975, this Act ensured that children with disabilities would no longer be routinely excluded from accessing the public schools in their communities.

Ways to help:

  • Support Disability Rights Nebraska by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

  • 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.


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