The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Inclusive Education, coordinates training and technical assistance for Nevada’s educators, administrators, parents and other related service providers on current issues and trends in the education of children with disabilities, ages 3 to 22. These training and technical assistance efforts are designed to meet the needs of general and special education teachers and administrators, family members of general and special education students, students with and without disabilities, related services personnel, paraprofessionals, university students and professors, community members, advisory committees, governing bodies, and others.
The Severe Disabilities Summer Institute
This professional development event was designed in response to the new alternate diploma option authorized by the 2017 legislative session. The Severe Disabilities Summer institute is held in the summer for secondary educators and staff who serve students with significant disabilities. Participants learn evidence-based practices to support students with significant disabilities to access grade level curriculum.
The Early Childhood Inclusion Summit
The Early Childhood Inclusion Summit is focused on the benefits of inclusive environments for both children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers, braiding funding to reduce and/or share costs across funding sources, and the likelihood of school success for these students as they progress through their education. The goal of this conference is to bring special and general education practitioners, administrators, and community partners from across the state together to provide information and resources to help support and implement more inclusive environments for young children and their families.
The Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit
Every fall, high-school students from across the state come together for the Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit (NSLTS). This two-day training is designed to empower transition age students with disabilities with leadership and self-determination skills toward fulfilling their postsecondary education, employment, and life dreams.
The InclusionNV Conference offers quality professional development on effective educational practices that promote inclusion and success for students with disabilities. The conference is a comprehensive training activity with concurrent sessions designed to address the Nevada Department of Education's school reform priorities in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary special education for individuals with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.