Monday, April 26, 2010

Nebraska Programs to Focus on Jobs

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Programs for adults with developmental disabilities in Nebraska will be more focused on finding jobs for them, under new agreements with the federal Medicaid program.Previously, the state of Nebraska paid agencies working with adults with developmental disabilities only for the time they were working face to face with a client, said Jodi Fenner, director of the state's Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Now the state can pay for the legwork agencies take to create job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, under new agreements.
The new rules focus on employment first and encourage agencies to move beyond segregated settings.

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