Family and Community Resources

Family and Community Resources

Knowing who to talk to and where to go to access services for a loved one’s disability is extremely challenging for many families.

That’s why families turn to UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Advocacy and referral services are provided by our individual and family resource coordination staff. Our coordinators are trained as professionals in human services disciplines and are knowledgeable about state and national service systems for individuals with disabilities and their families. Our staff provide information to individuals with disabilities and family members based on their specific disability or special health care needs. Our goal is to insure that each individual receives the opportunities to allow them to reach their full potential, whatever the range of their disability.


Referrals to our individual and family resource coordinators are made by MMI staff, other community professionals and the individuals and families themselves. Services include:


Our coordinators have extensive training and experience in the area of individual and family rights regarding disabilities and special health care needs across the lifespan. On occasion, coordinators are contacted when an individual’s rights are in question. In these situations we: