Welcome to Metro Regional Program for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

The Metro Regional Program (MRP) is a division of the Nebraska Regional Programs. Our mission is to provide support for the unique educational, socio-emotional, cultural, and transition needs of children who have a hearing loss ages birth through graduation from high school and their families, through cooperative regional planning of interactive activities, organizations, and career explorations that meet or exceed the Nebraska Department of Education standards. 

How to join the MRP:  complete the annual health/permission forms so your son or daughter can participate in activities.  

Click here for the Important Documents page for the forms.

****Check out the Student Activities section for information on upcoming activities.****

****Check out the Professional Opportunities section under "More" for offerings.****

Becoming an Outdoor Family 

The Nebraska Game and Parks are hosting a family camp at Platte River State Park.  This is free to families with children wiht hearing differences.  Space is limited to 7 families on a first come, first serve basis.  Use this link for more information and registration details: Becoming an Outdoor Family 

Gallaudet Research

A clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Gallaudet is looking for parents of students aged 12-18 years old for a research study involving parents.  If interested please contact the researcher, Holly Salem at holl.salem@gallaudet.edu

Have you ever wondered how information is collected for research?  Would you like for your child to help inform best practices for professionals?

Boys Town National Research Hospital is conducting several research studies on listening.  If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities click here for additional information.

Brain Imaging Study of Hearing Loss in Children

Parents, Boys Town National Research Hospital is conducting a research study into how hearing loss impacts attention, memory, and language tasks.  See the flyer for additional information.   If you are interested in your child participating contact the Cognitive and Sensory Imaging laboratory: 531-365-8937 or casi.lab@boystown.org | 

The MRP Post

The first quarter edition of The MRP Post is available.  Use this link to access the newsletter:  The MRP Post 1st quarter 

La edición del primer trimestre de The MRP Post ya está disponible. Utilice este enlace para acceder al boletín: La publicación MRP