MMI AmeriCorps is designed to provide services with and for people with disabilities. MMI AmeriCorps is a state-wide program in Nebraska that serves individuals with behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities. The program emphasizes utilizing the talents of persons with disabilities, as well as increasing access to behavioral health services across the state of Nebraska.
Lead Agency: University of Nebraska Medical Center - Munroe Meyer Institute (MMI)
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Holy Name Elementary School, Omaha
AmeriCorps members serve as paraeducators, supporting the learning and behavior of students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade in this under-resourced school.
Munroe Meyer Institute Autism Clinic, Omaha
AmeriCoprs members serve in the MMI Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders providing direct care services to children with autism under the supervision of licensed clinicians from the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Targeted activities include assisting in management of behavioral problems (i.e., severe tantrums, non-compliance, social avoidance), language development, observation and data collection in "generalization" settings (such as home and school), program evaluation data collection, and development of learning materials for parents and teachers.
Munroe Meyer Institute Rural Outreach Clinics, Chadron, Grand Island, Lexington, Hastings, Fremont & Kearney
AmeriCorps members recruited from graduate school training programs in behavioral health across Nebraska and neighboring states play an integral role in providing parent education, counseling, behavior management, consultation and the collection of behavioral data from home-based and school-based observations. Members provide support to families by assisting in the implementation of clinical recommendations in natural environments (home, classroom, daycare), thus increasing the families' abilities to meet treatment goals. Rural members are placed into collaborating community agencies including: Chadron Medical Clinic, Crete Behavioral Health Clinics, Box Butte Medical Clinic, Friend Behavioral Health Clinic, Grand Island Medical Clinic, Hastings Children and Adolescent Clinic, Lexington Medical Clinic, Kearney Clinic, Fremont Pediatric Partners, Columbus Pediatric Clinic and Boys & Girls Homes of Nebraska.
Munroe Meyer Institute Recreational Therapy, Omaha
AmeriCorps members provide supervision, guidance, & assistance to individuals during department-sponsored recreational activities and assist recreational therapy staff with volunteer recruitment and management. MMI's Recreational Therapy department offers a wide range of leisure activities available for people with disabilities of all ages during Camp Munroe, a year-round program that provides a "typical" recreational experience appropriate to participants' abilities.
Munroe Meyer Institute Speech Department, Omaha
AmeriCorps members provide support to the speech department as well as assist in the Scottish Rite Preschool program.
Munroe Meyer Institute Social Work Department, Omaha
AmeriCorps members who are intern-level students provide supervised counseling and community resource management to clients served on the MMI campus and in the Cogley Pediatric Clinic. Children with disabilities and their families served by this program are disproportionably uninsured or Medicaid-dependent.
Contact for information or to volunteer
Ryan Thorson, Ph.D., PLP, LMHP
UNMC - Munroe Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Toll Free: 800-656-3937