Disability Rights Nebraska is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chosen to provide protection and advocacy services in Nebraska. We are the only organization with a mandate that allows us to pursue legal and/or other remedies to protect and advocate for the rights of Nebraskans with disabilities. For the past 40 years we have been a powerful voice on behalf of vulnerable people with disabilities, winning significant victories to prevent abuse and neglect, expand mental health and community services, ensure access to special education, and facilitate effective state-wide programs in citizen and self-advocacy.
We work with a wide range of individuals and organizations to advocate for the legal and human rights of more than 250,000 Nebraskans who have:
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities
- Mental illnesses or emotional impairments
- Physical or sensory disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Brain injuries
…including people who:
- Need assistive technology
- Receive disability income benefits and want to return to work
- Have been abused, neglected, or exploited
- Question whether their disability can affect their right to vote.
Our advocacy efforts are focused on people with disabilities who live, learn, or work in isolated, segregated or congregated settings.
OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Nebraskans with disabilities, especially those who are most vulnerable, will be free from harm and able to exercise the same rights, opportunities and choices available to all citizens in order to live fully integrated and culturally valued lives.