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June 2012

MMI to Host ADHD Symposium

ADHD Symposium

Join leading medical professionals, geneticists, behavioral health professionals, individuals and families interested in the latest research and multi-disciplinary approaches to ADHD treatment. This event takes place on June 15th at the Sorrell Center on the UNMC medical campus.  For additional information or to register click: www.unmc.edu/mmi/symposium

The Administration for Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has New Structure 

The Administration for Developmental Disabilities is part of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and provides funding for disability programs across the country including the Munroe-Meyer Institute.  In April it was announced that the ADD will become the AIDD (Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) and will merge with the Office on Aging and the Office for Disability to form the new Administration for Community Living.   For more information on this go to:    Press Release

New Regulations are Released Promoting Home and Community Based Servicesadapt
The Community First Choice Option (CFCO), part of the Affordable Care Act,  provides enhanced federal funding to states to help promote the opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live in the community. The release of  federal regulations regarding the CFCO had been repeatedly postponed.  This has been an area of grave concern to advocates in the disability community.  Find out what initiatives were taken to help promote the recent release of the regulations.  Visit:  Community Choice
Garden Walk 2012Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Tour Master Gardens on June 10th:

Each year, MMI's Guild hosts a garden walk featuring several gardens landscaped by master gardeners in the area to raise funds for projects and services to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. For more information or to register for the event go to: Guild Garden Walk


Mark your Calendars for the 3rd Annual Owl Ride on July 14th:


  Join both veteran and amateur bikers, as they ride through Omaha's metro area.  The Owl Ride is an Omaha nighttime cycling adventure and the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver.  Last year the event drew nearly 2,000 participants. 
  The event is perfect for families, groups or individuals. The Owl Ride circles a specially designed 16-mile route through Downtown, Midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and Old Market neighborhoods, with a shortcut available to create a 7-mile ride.  The event benefits The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. Registration begins June 1st. 


Go here for more information about the ride or click the links below.  


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For Help Navigating Systems and Information: 

Contact our Community and Family Resource Coordinators:


Mark Smith

402-559-5744 or


Sarah Swanson

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The Munroe-Meyer Institute is a University Center of Excellence committed to unlocking the potential of children and adults with developmental disabilities and genetic disorders through exceptional patient care, education and research.  
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