Aging and Disability Resource Center
Many agencies and programs throughout Nebraska are available to help, and it can be hard to know where to start. This resource is your connection to help, services, and programs for elders, people of all ages with disabilities, family members and care givers.
Answers4Families is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance.
Assistive Technology Partnership
Provides technology solutions and access to all Nebraskans with disabilities and opportunities to better live, learn, and work.
(402) 471-0734, (877) 713-4002
Find equipment for all ages, available for loan, demonstration, free or for sale.
Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) Virtual Support Groups also available!
BIA-NE is the voice of brain injury in Nebraska and focuses on prevention, research, education and advocacy. http://www.biane.org
CHI Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute
Offers all levels of rehabilitation for persons with a brain injury. The IP Rehab unit is CARF accredited as a Brain Injury Specialty Program.
Out patient services: https://www.chihealth.com/en/services/rehabilitation-care/outpatient-rehabilitation.html
DHHS, Aging Unit Long-term Care Ombudsman
An Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights and well-being of long-term care and assisted-living facility residents.
Disability Rights Nebraska
Disability Rights Nebraska provides individual advocacy, advice on legal rights, information about disability rights and services, and referrals.
1. Brain Injury Regional School Support Teams (BIRSST)
Contact a Brain Injury School Support Team (BIRSST) member to assist a student transitioning into the classroom after a brain injury.
Learn more about the BIRSST teams from this presentation by the Nebraska Department of Educaiton
2. Return to Learn: Bridging the Gap, From Concussion to the Classroom, 2nd Edition, 2018
First developed in 2014 to provide guidance to assist Nebraska school districts in developing a concussion management protocol. The second edition updates existing information and provides new recommenations for best practices to ensure that school personnel have the resources necessary to facilitate the return of a student to the classroom and the field of play following an injury.
Hotline for Disability Services
Information and referral for Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to a disability (information about rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights, and other questions related to a disability).
Legal Aid of Nebraska
Assistance with legal issues.
Brain injury rehabilitation program serving all levels of brain injury.
(800) 676-5448 (Lincoln)
(402) 401-3100 (Omaha)
Nebraska 2-1-1 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database to find health and human services to meet your needs.
Nebraska Association of Service Provider (NASP)
To join the Brain Injury List Serve, (used to send out questions and resources to individuals working in the brain injury field across the state) send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Access the Brain Injury Tool Kit for resources including training materials, contacts regarding the Aged and Disabled Waiver, screening tools and more.
Nebraska Injured Brain Network (NIBN)
The Nebraska Injured Brain Network (NIBN) is a non-profit that is built and managed by people living with an Injured Brain, or Peers. NIBN sponsored chapters provide an opportunity to connect and collaborate with Peers, families, and resources across the state.
NIBN offers Peer Support (individuals share their experience and challenges living with an injured brain to help others) in western and central Nebraska. This pilot project plans to go statewide.
Peer Support call (308) 293-0391
Utilize the online forum and join the injured brain community. Get to know others across the state. Ask questions and share your experience.
Nebraska Ticket to Work
A centralized source of information to explore competitive employment opportunities.
(800) 471-6425 Ext. 102
Nebraska Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training
Training courses providing current information that educate and promote awareness of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Also visit the Links and Additional Resources page for more resources.
Nebraska’s Traumatic Brain Injury Provider Training Manual
Provides materials and tools to help agency and service provider staff meet the needs of their clients with TBI.
Helps people with disabilities return to work or join the workforce. Check the website for your nearest office.
Your regional Behavioral Health office can offer links to opioid prevention activities, programs, and materials in your area. Information on the opioid overdose medication Naloxone is available along with help accessing medicated assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery services,
Region 1 (308) 635-3173 https://region1bhs.net/
Region 2 (308) 534-0440 http://r2hs.com/
Region 3 (308) 237-5113 http://region3.net/
Region 4 (402) 370-3100 https://region4bhs.org/
Region 5 (402) 441-4343 http://region5systems.net/
Region 6 (402) 444-6573 http://www.regionsix.com/
Learn more: Brain Injury and Opioid Overdose: Fast Facts
Quality Living, Inc.
A rehabilitation program for persons with brain and spinal cord injuries.