Nevada's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities serves as Nevada's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDDs were established and funded by the Developmental Disabilities Rights Assistance and Rights Act (DD Act). UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision. The DD Act funds 67 Centers at universities in every state and territory.

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Projects and Partnerships

NCED projects are focused in Advocacy and Family Support, Assistive Technology and Accessibility, Education of Children with Disabilities, Employment and Transition, Positive Behavioral Supports, and Leadership Preparation and Disability Awareness.

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Community Advisory Committee

Mission of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is to advise, assist, and enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through representation on the CAC. The CAC supports the mission of the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED).

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Degree and Certificate Programs

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) helps facilitate a variety of certificate and minor programs through the College of Education. Learn more about your options, from the Certified Behavior Analysts in Nevada Schools to the Developmental Disabilities Minor.

NCED Mission

The mission of the NCED is to cooperatively work with consumers, agencies, and programs to assist Nevadans with disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive citizens who are included in their communities. This mission is accomplished by providing interdisciplinary training, offering model exemplary services, conducting interdisciplinary evaluations, disseminating information on developmental disabilities and service options, providing technical assistance, and conducting relevant research and evaluation studies.

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