Here is a collection of links that we found to be helpful.
Links Specific to Nevada
Nevada Department of Education, Office of Inclusive Education, 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’s statewide family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers (birth through two years of age with disabilities or delays in their development who are eligible for Early Intervention services[dhhs.nv.gov]), and their families. If you are concerned about your child's development, the first step is to have your child referred for evaluation and assessed for Early Intervention Services.
One of the resources available to families, professionals, educators and staff working with young children with disabilities, and their families is the Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library located in the IDEA Part C office. This library contains hundreds of books, DVDs, and other materials regarding children, families, disability or disabilities, early intervention, special needs, downs syndrome, Autism, education and more. This library is available for use statewide.
Project ASSIST is Nevada’s Central Directory for Early Intervention Services. The purpose of Project ASSIST is to provide information, resources, and referral services to inform and educate families of infants and toddlers with disabilities or special health care needs, and the general public. Please call Project ASSIST for more information. Also, check the Links page for more resources.
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.
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.