End The Waiting List Petition

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.

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Megan Hunt
Karma Lewandowski
Anna Carreon
Patty Smith
Mick Puckett
Carol Schrum
Penni Romero
Cynthia DeLanie
Kristin Veeder
Carrie Kuhlman
Lisa Niedzwiecki
Shannon Tesina Stemple
Malinda Kiichler
Jordan Gustafson
Andrea Chase
Anthony Wiese
Susan Milner
Meg Shea
Patricia Stear
Tammy Augustine
Dave Merrill
David Rowe
Trinity Ackerman
Amber Winter
Chelsea Schneider
Lucas Makelin
Brandon Bruckner
Janice Bruckner
Brian Bruckner
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