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.
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.
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).
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.
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The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities’ mission is to develop and provide exemplary services, programs, education, and research in order to promote a high quality of life for Nevadans with disabilities and their families.
The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities will expand our research and dissemination activities by creating and sharing knowledge and best practices, branch further into underserved communities throughout Nevada while continuing to serve the entire state, advocate on behalf of universal accessibility, inclusivity, and equity in opportunities and services, and unify our efforts to become the state’s premier disability resource Center.
Through the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities’ work as a statewide hub for cutting-edge evidence-based education, community training and services, knowledge production and translation, and research, Nevada will become a place where people with disabilities are fully valued and equitably included in all aspects of society, of life, and of their community. The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities will serve as an inclusive and culturally competent leader in the provision of essential services and programs in order to serve people with disabilities and their families and to lead disability awareness and advocacy efforts across the state.
The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The AUCD is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs.