Jessica Prenosil donated 2021-11-25 04:27:43 -0800
The Arc of Nebraska has been working for over 60 years to ensure that people with developmental and intellectual disabilities can live in the community. Previously, the status quo was that people were forcefully segregated into isolation in institutions. Now 2,332 people qualify for services under the developmental disabilities services waiver but are not receiving funding. They instead have been forced onto a waiting list that could require them to wait for years to access vital services.
Over a decade ago the LR 156 report said, “Nebraska is at a crossroads with its obligation to Nebraska citizens with developmental disabilities. Several Nebraska Senators have recognized the urgent need to develop a strategic plan to address the current and future needs of citizens with DD and their families.” It seems that we have still failed to take the sort of serious action needed to help people with disabilities. It’s time to ensure that we fully fund the waiting list.
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We the people of Nebraska believe that it is our legal, ethical, and moral duty to ensure that people with disabilities are properly served. Too long have our good neighbors struggled to care for their children, siblings, church members, employees, friends, and community members due to improper funding of the Developmental Disabilities Services Waiver. We as Nebraskans want to ensure that people with disabilities receive the services that they need in a thoughtful and comprehensive approach that allows them to live full lives in the community.
We must take action to provide full and proper funding to eliminate the waiting list.
Jessica Prenosil commented on Contact Us 2019-03-19 14:31:03 -0700Hello, my name is Jessica and I work for Live Yes Studio. I am contacting on behalf of a client of LYS in search of allied organizations who may be planning to testify in favor of LB 202 and LB 558 at the state capitol Tuesday March 26th. As I am sure you probably know already, there will be a hearing starting at 130pm that afternoon that will be open to testimony on these bills. A client of LYS will be testifying in favor of LB202 and LB558 as they directly impact the budget for services provided to Nebraskans with developmental disabilities.
We were hoping to see some like minded folks and to pass the word along to encourage people with any range of ability or disability to show their support for further funding services.