When you participate in a community event, register for a conference presented by our faculty or staff, attend Grand Rounds or extend our reach through social media, you become a part of helping the Munroe-Meyer Institute fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs.
Details for upcoming events can be found below. The Munroe-Meyer Institute may not be directly involved with all listings, but they are included as a courtesy to our MMI family.
- SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, June 14: Munroe-Meyer Guild 52nd Garden Walk. More details to come.
- SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 3: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Omaha Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk and Family Festival. Werner Park, Papillion, Neb.
Reduced price tickets are available to MMI clients and families for a sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s THE LION KING on Saturday, April 25, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha. To purchase tickets, use this link and complete these steps:
- Click on “Get Tickets”
- Find “Promo Code” bar at the top right of the page (next to View Cart)
- Enter code LIONSF
- Select seats
- Log in or create an account
- Purchase tickets
For more information, email Omaha Performing Arts.
- January 20 - February 14: Denim for Disabilities fundraiser benefiting the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. MMI faculty and staff are invited to support one of MMI’s supporting organizations by donating $1 for each day that you wear jeans to work during the 4-week fundraiser. Supervisor approval is mandatory. See your department coordinator to confirm participation and to exchange your donation for your sticker(s). Organizations wishing to participate can contact Diane Pickering: email | 402-559-4711
- January 20: 12-1 p.m. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, Clarkson Tower, lower Storz Pavillion - Keynote speaker: Dell Gines, MBA, MSF, CEcD, Senior Community Development Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Omaha Branch.
- January 21: 12-1 p.m. TheraCHAT Multi-disciplinary Discussion: Tracheostomy - From Decannulation to Dysphagia, presented by Emma Farrell, CFY, CCC-SLP, MMI Speech-Pathology. UNMC Durham Research Center, Room 1005. More information: email Chelsea Zimmerman.
- January 27: 2-3 p.m. Pet Therapy for MMI patients, students and others, provided by Love on a Leash. Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic / Autism Center of Nebraska, 9012 Q Street, Omaha. Email Jacqueline Hankins to get on the schedule. Drop-ins are welcome; however, a signed release for a patient to participate must be on file or completed at the time of pet therapy.
- January 27 | February 3 | February 10: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Communication Kick-Start Program – Winter Session, provided by the RiteCare Clinic at MMI. To assist families or students who have a new augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. Munroe-Meyer Institute, Room 3068. Use the yellow awning entrance. FREE - registration required. Space is limited to 10 families and/or classroom teachers. For more information and to register contact Beth Hughes in the MMI Speech-Language Pathology Department: Email | 402-559-5751
- January 28: 6:15-7 p.m. Young Athletes – an innovative sports/play program designed to introduce children to the world of sports at an early age. Tuesdays, January 28 – March 10. Classes are open to kids ages 2-7, with or without intellectual disabilities. All skill levels welcomed! Offered by Special Olympics Nebraska; courses led by members of MMI Department of Physical Therapy and LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders). Birchcrest Elementary School, Bellevue, Neb. More information: email Elizabeth Fortin.
Free to register: https://forms.gle/ySyA9vkj3HmXFpkd8
- January 28: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discussions on Aging and Developmental Disabilities – Let’s Explore Housing Options for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Omaha, a quarterly presentation sponsored by MMI and Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands featuring community partners and resources for families and professionals. UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 231. Free to attend, RSVP: http://bit.ly/2PelsC5 More information: email Kim Bainbridge
- SAVE THE DATE: Next Presentation – Planning for Adult Care on April 7, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- January 31 - February 1: Red Cross Exercise (ACTOR) - The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers, including members of the disability community, to take part in an exercise on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The Red Cross is partnering with Sarpy County Emergency Management to conduct a full-scale shelter exercise, with the goal of ensuring that the agencies' emergency volunteers are trained to work with individuals with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities.
- The Red Cross is asking for volunteers from the disability community and their families to come to the shelter as if they have been displaced from their home due to a winter storm. Individuals and their families will be registered, taken to the main cot area and given snacks/dinner. Shelter workers will then work with the individuals to see what their needs are and how they can help them.
- The exercise takes place from 3 p.m. Jan. 31 through 9 a.m. Feb. 1.
- There are shifts available for volunteers beginning at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day. The approximate time commitment would be two hours per shift. No one is required to spend the night, but the Red Cross would welcome individuals with disabilities to spend the night if they can. Volunteers will train to work with individuals with mobility issues, food sensitivities and other challenges, including language barriers.
- The registration deadline is Jan. 24. To register, click here.
- February 21: 8-9 a.m. Coffee Chat – Coffee and conversation about topics related to multimodal transportation in Omaha, ModeShift Omaha. MMI Department of Physical Therapy’s Annie Woodruff Jameson and Brad Corr will discuss a variety of transportation issues facing individuals with disabilities. Hardy Coffee Co (Highlander), 2112 North 30th St., Omaha.
- February 22: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. MMI Community Autism Resource Education (CARE) Program – a program that provides a jump-start to accessing support and resources for children with autism and their families. Munroe-Meyer Institute. Registration closes Feb. 14. FREE for families with a child with or at risk for autism. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Zangrillo: email | 402-559-8866
- March 1: 9–11:30 a.m. Walk & Roll for Disabilities, presented by the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities (MFD), Oakview Mall, Omaha. Funds raised provide recreational programming for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
- March 10 from 1:30-3 p.m. (Registration is due Feb. 14), and
March 20 from 9:30-11 a.m. (Registration is due Feb. 28): Baxter’s Camp at Nebraska Humane Society – a day camp for kids with special needs. Youth with disabilities ages 6-13 able to handle animal interactions and activities are invited to register. There are some disabilities that they cannot accommodate so be sure to review those before signing up. To register, email Tammy Conroy. Potential campers' parents/guardians will be contacted to discuss registration further. Click here for full details.