Staff attorney Madison Wurtele connected with Kim Davis, an advocacy specialist for the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH), to discuss barriers to communication and accessibility.
On April 6, 2021, LB 527 cleared the first round of debate among Nebraska legislators. This bill would require public schools in Nebraska to provide transition students to students with developmental disabilities two years sooner. Disability Rights Nebraska supports LB 527.
Disability Rights Nebraska submitted comments on Nebraska's Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers.
On March 29, LB 247 cleared the first-round of debate among Nebraska legislators. The bill would develop a task force to study the implementation of the 988 crisis hotline established by the federal government last year. Disability Rights Nebraska provided testimony supporting LB 247 at its initial hearing.
On March 29, LB 154, a bill that would require statewide implementation of a system that tracks student discipline, advanced to select file. Disability Rights Nebraska testified in support of this bill in early February.