Family Care Enhancement Project

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Family Care Enhancement Project (FCEP)

FCEP Goal

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:

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).

Program funding

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.