Family Care Enhancement Project (FCEP)
The FCEP places parent resource coordinators (PRCs) in medical clinics to provide information and support to families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs.
The Family Care Enhancement Project is designed to:
- Help families receive early intervention services;
- Assist families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs to access needed community resources to keep medical appointments and improve health outcomes;
- Identify other sources of funding to enhance and further support families that have children with disabilities or special healthcare needs to adulthood; and
- Expand this project to other sites across the state.
About our Parent Resource Coordinators
Parent Resource Coordinators (PRCs) are parents of children with disabilities or complex health needs who have specialized training in providing peer-to-peer support and assistance to families and caregivers who also have children with disabilities or complex health needs. Assistance ranges from helping you connect to resources you may need in the community, navigating medical and school systems. PRCs are located at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and at collaborating clinics across the state of Nebraska.
Parent Resource Coordinators can help with
Early Intervention Services: Refer and connect families to the Early Development Network
Insurance: Assist with Nebraska Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver programs, private insurance and appeals
Parent Education: Host support groups/workshops, plan special family events, and coordinate activities program
Eligibility: Identify programs that help meet family needs such as WIC (nutritional program for Women, Infants and Children), childcare, respite and other social services
Basic Needs: Provide resources for housing, utilities, food, medicine and recreational activities
Youth Transition: Guide families through applications with SSI, Developmental Disability Services, Medicaid and guardianship
Caregivers Corner Facebook Group
MMI Caregivers Corner (join the group) provides information aligned with the mission of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) about community activities and events or education and training opportunities designed to assist caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The FCEP is funded through the support of the Nebraska Early Development Network, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, the MMI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the collaborating clinics.