About the Munroe-Meyer Institute


With approximately 230,000 people with disabilities in the state of Nebraska, the need for specialized programs and support services to improve their quality of life is vital.

Our mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and communities through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

We know disabilities. Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) is Nebraska’s federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). With this distinction, the institute provides state-of-the-art services and supports across the state, and assists individuals and families in finding services in their local communities. In addition, MMI is a recipient of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and several other center grants in addition to the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA).

We care for Nebraska and beyond. MMI has 12 departments with approximately 550 employees and provides more than 50 types of clinical services. We are present at more than 40 locations across the state and provide diagnosis and treatment to approximately 15,000 children and adults annually with greater than 80,000 clinical visits. MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive service program. Parents, teachers, therapists and community service providers are involved in our team approach. MMI also provides statewide technical assistance and consultation to Nebraska public schools and other programs across the state that provide services to children, youth and adults with disabilities.

We teach future providers. As an academic unit of UNMC, MMI is committed to training health care professionals who will provide future care to children and adults with disabilities. MMI provides advanced training to students in a variety of specialized educational programs. The institute has a strong commitment to applied and basic research related to the prevention and treatment of genetic conditions and developmental disabilities.

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD

We look forward to being a resource for you and your family.


Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
Hattie B. Munroe Professor
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska of Medical Center