Welcome to Metro Regional Program for Children who are Deaf and 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.

MRP Second Quarter Advisory Meeting

The second quarter advisory meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30th from 4:30-6:00 pm. This meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting please use this link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8185272975

Meeting Agenda:

I. Open Meeting and Meeting Etiquette

II. Minutes from First Quarter

III. Past Activities and Workshops

IV. Future Activities and Workshops

V. Topics to Share and Discuss

A. Parent Workshop Ideas

B. Summer Enrichment Ideas and Format

VI. Next Advisory Meeting

Date: February 22, 2021

Format: Virtual or Zoom

Kids in Action:


All Things Outside: Summer Enrichment 2021



A day at Scatter Joy Acres.


We had fun petting the kids, puppies and many other animals.


Fun with water.



Splish, splash what a blast cooling off with water games.


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Elementary Extravaganza

Students in 3rd-6th grades explored the Omaha Children's Museum and the Nebraska Deaf Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. The students explored various areas in the Omaha Children's Museum and rode the carousel. Linsay Darnall, Jr, Daniel Darnall, and Jonathan Scherling shared their knowledge and the history of the Nebraska School for the Deaf. Did you know that before Omaha's skyline developed, students could stand on the roof of a building of Nebraska School for the Deaf and see the Iowa School for the Deaf?

Important Documents:

To participate in any Nebraska Regional Program activity students must have a completed Medical Needs and Authorizations/Permission Releases completed and on file prior to the activity/event. You can download and completed the forms here:

2021-2022 Medical Needs and Authorization/Permission Releases to participate in any Nebraska Regional Programs and Metro Regional Program activities: English or Español

MRP Expectation of Participation Letter: English / español

Metro Regional Program Brochure: English / español

For those who are new to MRP:

I want my child to join MRP or complete the Medical Needs and Authorization/Permission Release documents in the "Important Documents" section.


How to stay connected with MRP...

Remind (text alerts from MRP)

Amplification Resources

Nebraska Hearing Aid Banks: HearU Nebraska, Lions Hearing Aid Bank and Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank

Need an Interpreter?

For adults and non-school sponsored events

Suggested Procedures for Calling Interpreters

  1. Identify yourself and your agency.

  2. Ask if the interpreter is available to interpret at the specific time that you need someone. Do not disclose any confidential information until the interpreter has stated that they are available.

  3. If the interpreter is available for that date and time, give the interpreter the confidential information regarding location, deaf client's name, type of setting, etc.

WHAT'S NEW OR IN THE NEWS?

New app for movie access

SignUP

Mariella Satow started learning ASL last year, and soon realized there was a lack of free and engaging learning resources. After further research, she discovered how limited the opportunities were for certain Deaf individuals, especially children, to engage fully with television and movies and decided it was time to change this. Mariella worked with ASL experts and the Deaf community to create SignUp. SignUp enables a viewer to stream a movie and, simultaneously, a small pop-up window will appear with an interpreter signing in ASL. Students can use it for learning and everyone can enjoy movie nights! Use the link above, SignUP, to learn more about this exciting new app.

California School for the Deaf - Riverside's Amazing Football Season

California School for the Deaf - Riverside had a 12-0 season up to the championship game. Watch the interview on their amazing season on CNN 10 (at 2:05 minutes).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2hO7RHtfjA

Better Informed DHH Website by Mark Miller (TODHH, Brooklyn, NY)