Disability Support Services

 

 

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
Provide assistive or adaptive technology that will help increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with a disability or impairment.

3100 23rd Street, Suite 5 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-276-4811

3901 N 27th Street, Suite 5 
Lincoln, NE 68521
402--471-2447 / 1-877-713-4002
www.atp.nebraska.gov

 

Brookestone Acres
Designed to meet the needs of those senior's needing both short-term rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. Dedicated to encouraging & motivating our patients to excel in therapy & regain daily life skills.

4715 38th Street 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-942-9260
www.brookestoneacrescare.com

Camp Luther of Nebraska
"His Kids(Spring, Summer and Fall retreats for individuals 12 and older who have special needs)
Youth Camp (Late May through Early August, kids entering grades 1-9)
Family Camps (Summer and Fall Weekends, families can enjoy camp together with other families)
Day Camp (May through Early August, non-overnight option for kids entering 1-6 grade)

1048 Road 4
Schuyler, NE 68661
402-352-5655
www.campluther.org

Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) is a not-for-profit, accredited hospital licensed by the Nebraska State Board of Health. It's an acute care facility certified for swing beds and ambulatory outpatient beds.  CCH provides additional services through the Healthpark Medical Office Building, Columbus Wellness Center including Wiggles & Giggles Therapy (provides occupational, physical and speech therapy), CCH Child Care Center, CCH South Campus, Humphrey Medical Clinic and Premier Physical Therapy.

The 2020 Physician Directory contains a list of all our physicians and services.
Online Physician Directory

4600 38th Street 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-7118
www.columbushosp.org

East Central District Health Department

The East Central District Health Department (ECDHD) is a state-approved public health department providing services to its four-county area of Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties in Nebraska. Programs include: Community Health Hubs (screenings); Early Development Network (early intervention services for families with children birth to age three with developmental delays and/or health care needs)Emergency Preparedness; Food Safety; Lead and Mold safety; Radon and Water testing; Immunizations (Adult, children and travel vaccines); Substance Abuse Prevention (alcohol, tobacco and drugs); West Nile; WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Food Program.

4321 41st Avenue
Columbus NE 68601
402-562-7500
ecdhd.ne.gov

Easter Seals Nebraska
Camp Easter Seals - Respite Services & Summer Camp provide family members time and temporary relief while providing care for a loved one that has a disability and also provide positive outdoor recreation through camp for people with disabilities.

12565 West Center Road, Suite 100 
Omaha, NE 68114
402-930-4053
https://www.easterseals.com/ne/

Educational Service Unit #7
Special Education contracting service agency to area school districts needing special education services.

2563 44th Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-0815
www.esu7.org

 

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska
Behavioral Health Services provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope, receive mental & physical healthcare, build skills & successfully live in their communities

3100 23rd Street, Suite 23 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-942-9007
www.goodwillne.org

League of Human Dignity
Provide support to people experiencing disabilities to live independently in their homes. Services provided: Aged & Disabled Waiver Services, Barrier Removal, Independent Living Program, equipment Rental Program.

400 Elm Avenue 
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-371-4475
www.leagueofhumandignity.com

Mosaic
Mosaic stands alongside people with intellectual disabilities to bring awareness to issues that affect their lives and actively advocate for disability rights, encourage self-advocacy & promote public policy. Available services: 24-Hour residential Support, Autism services, Behavioral Health, Day Services, Mental Health, Mosaic at Home, Services in the Community & Home, Supported Living & Transportation Services.

3050 33rd Avenue #11 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-8212
http://www.mosaicinfo.org/locations/nebraska/northeast-ne

Muscular Dystrophy Association
We fight to free individuals & their families from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS & related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer & grow stronger.

14344 Y Street, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68137
402-390-2914
www.mda.org

Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
To build & enhance the capacity of Nebraska schools & families in supporting children with autism disorders. Provide training & technical assistance to Nebraska educators in providing appropriate services to students across the autism spectrum form birth - age 21.

2457 44th Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-0815 ext 1026
www.unl.edu/asdnetwork

Nebraska ChildFind/Nebraska Department of Education
Provides information to parents, school personnel & providers of related services for children & young adults with disabilities ages birth - 21.

301 Centennial Mall South 
Lincoln, NE 68509
1-888-806-6287
www.childfind.ne.gov

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Promote & advocate for Nebraskans who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of hearing; to achieve equality & opportunity in social, educational, vocational & legal aspects impacting their daily lives; & to enhance & monitor access to effective communication & telecommunication technology.

4600 Valley Rd. Suite 100 
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-471-3593
www.ncdhh.nebraska.gov

Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Work to help blind & visually impaired Nebraskans achieve full & rewarding lives through independent living skills & assisting with finding employment in Nebraska & across the country. Provides the training, counseling & resources needed for positive understanding of blindness & visual impairment. Expectations include employment & fulfillment in all aspects of life. 

4600 Valley Rd. Suite 100 
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-471-2891 / 1-877-809-2419
www.ncbvinebraska.gov

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Serves to protect the health of all Nebraska residents and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. We also touch our state's most vulnerable citizens; the elderly, low income & those with disabilities, provide safety to abused and/or neglected children & vulnerable adults. Services include: ACCESS Nebraska; Adult & Child Protective Services; Child Care Licensing; Child Support Enforcement; Community Based Developmental Disabilities; Lifespan Respite Network; Elder Abuse; Foster Parent Recruiting.

2365 39th Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-1113

301 Centennial Mall S 
Lincoln, NE 68509
1-877-667-6266
www.dhhs.ne.gov

 

Nebraska Library Commission
Talking Book & Braille Service
 provides free audiobooks, audio magazines & Braille through the mail to individuals with a visual or physical condition or a reading disability which limits use of regular print. Eligible individuals can also download books & magazines from BARD online.

1200 N Street, Suite 120 
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-6240
www.nlc.state.ne.us/TBBS

Nebraska Public Service Commission
Nebraska Specialize Telecommunications Equipment Program (NSTEP) 
provides financial assistance for purchase of specialized telecommunication equipment for deaf, hard of hearing & speech impaired individuals.

300 The Atrium, 1200 N Street 
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-0225
www.psc.nebraska.gov

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Assist individuals with physical, learning, mental & emotional disabilities to obtain & maintain employment. Services include: disability awareness counseling, career counseling & assessment, job seeking skills training, independent living services, rehabilitation technology engineering & job placement & retention services.

3100 23rd  Street, Suite 5 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-562-8065
www.vr.nebraska.gov

Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging & Aging and Disability Resource Center
Assist older adults to remain independent done through a variety of programs & services. The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is available to inform on long-term services & supports for older adults & persons with a disability of any age. Please visit our website.

119 W Norfolk Avenue 
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-370-3454 / 1-800-672-8368
www.nenaaa.com

NorthStar Services
Provides services to people with developmental disabilities. Mission statement "Supporting People in Reaching their goals"

2866 48th Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-1465
www.northstarservices.net

Parent to Parent Network
Provides support in (English & Spanish) to & advocacy for families of children with special needs, such as learning disabilities, mental illness & behavioral issues. Promote family involvement in every level of service & decision making about their child's needs & of their own. Family driven, family focused care is our ultimate goal.

201 Miller Avenue 
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-379-2268 / 1-877-379-9926
www.parent-parent.org

Sesostris Shrine Center
We provide lodging & transportation for our Shrine patients & their families to attend their doctor appointments at all our Shriner Hospital locations for the family that need transportation. For families that drive themselves, we set up hotel, provide gas mileage check & we also reimburse for some of the food on these trips.

1050 Saltillo Road 
Roca, NE 68430
402-474-6890
www.sesostrisshrine.org

PTI Nebraska
Provide training, information & support to Nebraska parents & professionals who have an interest in children ages birth - age 26, who receive or should receive special health related services. 

1941 S 42nd Street, Suite 205 
Omaha, NE 68105
402-346-0525 / 1-800-284-8520
http://www.pti-nebraska.org

S.M.I.L.E Inc
Recreation Therapy on Horseback can enhance a disabled persons physical & mental well being. Equine activities can develop self-awareness, build self-confidence & improve concentration & self discipline. Horseback riding improves posture, balance, coordination strength & flexibility.

54646 832 Rd 
Madison, NE 68748
402-675-8462

Special Olympics Nebraska
Dedicated to promote the understanding & acceptance for persons with physical or intellectual disabilities. People with disabilities can learn & enjoy a number of sports through proper instruction & training.

Columbus, NE 68601
402-563-2000
www.sone.org

The Arc of Platte County
Helps children & adults with developmental disabilities & physical disability secure the opportunity to choose & realize their goals of where & how they live, learn, work & play. We work to help people with disabilities have quality opportunities, community acceptance & awareness, inclusive choices & natural supports & services for special needs.  Also host a support group for parents.

3020 18th Street, Suite 9
Columbus, NE 686901
402-563-1699
http://www.arcofplattecounty.com

Versatile Support Services
Provide independent living/employment skills to the developmentally disabled. Pursue the removal of physical, economic & social barriers so people with disabilities can achieve full & productive lives.

2316 9th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
402-562-6492