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Developmental disabilities services act

The State of Nebraska Country Resources Disability Legislation Nebraska 1 January 1991 Legislation/regulation harm reduction, health system, social security

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It is the intent of the Legislature that:

The first priority of the state in responding to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities should be to ensure that all such persons have sufficient food, housing, clothing, medical care, protection from abuse or neglect, and protection from harm; and

The second priority of the state in responding to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities should be to ensure that all such persons receive appropriate assessment of their needs, planning to meet their needs, information about services available to meet their needs, referral to services matched to their needs, coordination of services delivered, support sufficient to allow them to live with their natural families or independently, transportation to facilitate access to services, and meaningful habilitation, education, training, employment, and recreation designed to enhance their skills, increase their independence, and improve their quality of life.

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