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UNMC MMI ACT Clinic

UNMC MMI ACT Clinic Purpose

The MMI AmeriCorps ACT Clinic program has 56 members who are training and assisting with providing early intensive behavioral intervention services to young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This program focuses on serving 2 to 4-year-old children who present with significant delays in communication, social skills, and pre-academic skills that will be needed in school. The MMI AmeriCorps ACT Clinic program trains members through a “Service Through Learning” model where members use their service experience as a stepping stone in their education and go on to practice in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. There is a statewide shortage of individuals training to provide services to young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Lead Agency-University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC MMI ACT Clinic

Munroe Meyer Institute- Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT), Omaha
AmeriCorps members recruited from undergraduate and graduate school training programs play an integral role in providing direct services to children and families. Currently in its third year of service, the ACT (Autism Care for Toddlers) Clinic is an interdisciplinary, collaborative (the Autism Center of Nebraska and MMI) program that provides education, research, parent training & clinical early intervention services for toddlers with autism (18 months-4years olds). Children with autism and their families served by this program are often uninsured or underinsured, making it increasingly more difficult to access necessary early intervention services.

 

Contact for information:
William J. Higgins, Ph.D., PLMHP, BCBA-D
UNMC - Munroe Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
402-559-3014
whiggins@unmc.edu

Contact to volunteer:
Hanna Beck, M.A., BCBA, PLMHP
Autism Care for Toddlers Clinic
9012 Q St.
Omaha, NE 68127
402-913-2320
hanna.schleu@unmc.edu