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 relegated to a waiting list that could be years away.
We want to gather first-hand data, stories, and develop a coalition to take on the waiting list. Together we can ensure that people with disabilities are appropriately supported.