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83-1202. Legislative intent.It is the intent of the Legislature that:(1) All persons with developmental disabilities shall receive services and assistance which present opportunities to increase their independence, productivity, and integration into the community;(2) All persons with developmental disabilities shall have access to a full array of services appropriate for them as individuals;(3) All persons with developmental disabilities shall have a right, to the maximum extent possible, to live, work, and recreate with people who are not disabled;(4) All persons with developmental disabilities shall, to the maximum extent possible, be served in their communities and should only be served by specialized programs when their needs cannot be met through general services available to all persons, including those without disabilities;(5) All persons with developmental disabilities shall have the right to receive age-appropriate services consistent with their individual needs, potentials, and abilities;(6) All persons with developmental disabilities shall be afforded the same rights, dignity, and respect as members of society who are not disabled;(7) Persons who deliver services to persons with developmental disabilities shall be assured a uniform system of compensation and training and a full range of work-site enhancements which attract and retain qualified employees;(8) 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(9) 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. SourceLaws 1991, LB 830, § 2.