Here is a collection of links that we found to be helpful. (If you click on a link below, this window will remain open and your browser will open the link in a new window).
The Respite Outreach Program hosted by the Nevada Association for the Handicapped has created a website for respite options. You can also receive the same information via telephone at 1-866-486-2275.
Family TIES of Nevada provides training, information, and emotional support for families affected by disabilities and/or special health care needs.
Nevada Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Elementary & Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs has a website that includes a calendar of events, documents, as well as the names and contact information for the staff. The website describes the department's purpose, objectives and goals.
Nevada P.E.P., Inc. is Nevada's parent training and information center for families of children with disabilities.
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center. This is a federally mandated private nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and legal services to individuals with disabilities in Nevada.
The mission of Nevada’s Bureau of Early Intervention Services is to identify infants and toddlers who are at-risk for, or who have developmental delays; provide services and supports to families to meet the individualized developmental needs of their child; and facilitate the child’s learning and participation in family and community life through the partnerships of families, caregivers and service providers.
The Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project (NSETAP) was established by the Special Education Branch of the Nevada Department of Education. The Project's purpose is to provide resources to school districts for making informed decisions regarding assistive technology devices and/or services which meet state and federal mandates.
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training. NCDB brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness. Consortium partners are: The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University, Helen Keller National Center, and Hilton/Perkins Program, Perkins School for the Blind. NCDB is home to DB-LINK, the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide. A team of information specialists makes this extensive resource available in response to direct requests, via the NCDB web site, through conferences and a variety of electronic medium.
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is a non-profit, volunteer-based family association. NFABD's philosophy is that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community. NFADB is the largest national network of families focusing on issues surrounding deaf blindness.
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans.
Deafblind International (DbI) is the world association promoting services for deafblind people. DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, deafblind people and administrators to raise awareness of deafblindness. Central to our work is to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for deafblind children and adults of all ages.
The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Vocational and rehabilitation training is provided to students both on campus and in the community.