The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities (MFD) serves some of the most vulnerable people in our community—adults with developmental disabilities.
Developmental disabilities are severe and chronic disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairment. Many with developmental disabilities, like those with Down syndrome, were born with their impairments, and nearly all see onset during childhood.
Most face substantial limitations in receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency and the ability to care for themselves. And nearly all will need a lifetime of individually planned and coordinated care and services.
Available services for people with developmental disabilities decline proportionally as they age and fall off precipitously once they turn 21, aging out of the public school system. That leaves them with very limited opportunities to engage in social, recreational and skill-building activities.
That’s where MFD plays a role. We serve individuals in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro and surrounding areas. We value partnering with other community agencies and organizations and invite people with developmental disabilities in neighboring areas to participate in our sponsored events and programs.
MFD, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI), qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization for federal tax purposes.
The volunteer members of MFD’s board are dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities through programs that improve their quality of life and promote inclusion in the community.
The MFD board’s shared strength comes from personal experience. Many have family members with disabilities and have professional work or volunteer experience helping the disabled. MFD conducts its programs and fundraising events with no paid staff but welcomes assistance from affiliated groups and partners.
At MFD, we are committed to still do more. Join us at MFD as we work to: