GOVERNOR APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF OLMSTEAD PLAN

Legislature passes bill to require plan to serve people with disabilities in most integrated settings Lincoln, May 21, 2019 – On May 14th the Legislature voted to pass LB 570 which requires the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop an “Olmstead Plan” to insure that services are provided to Nebraskans with disabilities in… Continue reading GOVERNOR APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF OLMSTEAD PLAN

I choose to. . .

“I choose to identify with the poor.   I choose to give my life for the hungry.  I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Chicago 1966

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Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy?

Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy? ·         The images created about people with disabilities by the media, human service efforts, and in literature often create and support negative, stereotypical attitudes.  From these attitudes comes our conscious or unconscious action or our choice not to act.  Personal relationships between people allow us… Continue reading Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy?

Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’

  Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’ By Jeff Grabmeier  MedicalXpress.com January 26, 2016 http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-term-mentally-ill.html Even subtle differences in how you refer to people with mental illness can affect levels of tolerance, a new study has found. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that participants showed less tolerance toward people who… Continue reading Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’

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