Nevada Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
 Education Services.
Programs for Children
with Special Health Care
Needs.
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY Organizations 


STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
 Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
 Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL Health  DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH /Retardation  PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

 
 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Gloria Dopf, Director 
Educational Equity, Department of Education
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 113
Carson City, NV 89701-5096
            (702) 687-9142      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Sharon Rogers, Consultant
Educational Equity, Department of Education 
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 113 
Carson City, NV 89701-5096 
            (702) 687-9142       

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Marilyn K. Walter, Chief
Early Childhood Services/DCFS
Department of Human Resources 
3987 S. McCarran Boulevard
Reno, NV 89502
            (702) 688-2284      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Elizabeth Breshears, Administrator 
Rehabilitation Division, Dept. of Employment, Training,
& Rehabilitation
505 East King St., Room 502
Carson City, NV 89710 
            (702) 687-4440      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Phyllis Rich, Director of School Improvement & Workforce Education
Occupational and Continuing Education Branch
Department of Education 
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 111
Carson City, NV 89701-5096 
            (702) 687-9190      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Division of Mental Hygiene & Mental Retardation 
Department of Human Resources
Kinkead Bldg., Suite 602 
505 East King Street 
Carson City, NV 89701-3790
            (702) 687-5943      
E-mail: MHMR@govmail.state.nv.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Ken Patterson, Administrator
Division of Child/Family Services 
711 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
            (702) 687-5982      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Carlos Brandenburg, Administrator 
Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation
Department of Human Resources
Kinkead Bldg., Suite 602
505 East King Street
Carson City, NV 89701-3790
            (702) 687-5943      
E-mail: MHMR@govmail.state.nv.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Paul Haugen, DD Planner
Office of Community Based Services
711 South Stewart St
Carson City, NV 89701
            (702) 687-4452      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

S. Travis Wall, Director
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
401 S. Third Street, Suite 403
Las Vegas, NV 89101
            (702) 383-8150      ;             (702) 383-7097       (TTY)
            (800) 992-5715       (In NV)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

William E. Bauer, Director 
State of Nevada, Client Assistance Program
1755 E. Plumb Lane, # 109
Reno, NV 89502
            (702) 688-1440      ;             (800) 633-9879      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Judith Wright, Chief
Bureau of Family Health Services, Division of Health 
Dept. of Human Resources
505 East King Street, Room 200
Carson City, NV 89701-4792 
            (702) 687-4885      
E-mail: jwright@govmail.state.nv.us 

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Francisca Lara, President
Southern Nevada Head Injury Association
P.O. Box 29151
Las Vegas, NV 89110
            (702) 454-7666      

Janet Shapiro
Northern Nevada Head Injury Association
Nevada Community Enrichment Program
70 Smithridge Drive, Suite C
Reno, NV 89502
            (702) 828-7171      

Cerebral Palsy 
United Cerebral Palsy of Northern Nevada
255 Glendale Avenue, Suite 3
Sparks, NV 89431
            (702) 331-3323      

Mental Health
Rosetta Johnson, President 
NV Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
2600 Spinnaker Drive
Reno, NV 89509 
            (702) 825-7023       

Mental Retardation 
Edward R. Guthrie
Opportunity Village Assoc. for Retarded Citizens, Inc.
6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
            (702) 259-3707      

Speech and Hearing 
Diane Branson, President
Nevada Speech and Hearing Association
7235 Lingfield Drive
Reno, NV 89502

Spina Bifida 
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of NV 
3201 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 4
Las Vegas, NV 89109 
            (702) 796-7242      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Donald Stromquist, Executive Director
Nevada Easter Seal Society
6100 Neil Road, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89511 
            (702) 322-6555      ;             (800) 555-7495       (in NV)Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
1919 Grimes Street, Suite B
Fallon, NV 89406
            (702) 423-4900       (V/TTY)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

JoAnne Johnson, Acting Director
University Affiliated Program
Research and Education Planning Center
College of Education/MS285
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
            (702) 784-4921       (V/TTY);             (800) 216-7988      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Todd Butterworth, Director
Nevada Assistive Technology Collaborative
Rehabilitation Division
Office of Community Based Services
711 South Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89710
            (702) 687-4452      ;             (702) 687-3388       (TTY)Liz Isaacs
NV Special Education Technology Assistance Project
P. O. Box 603
Carson City, NV 89702
            (702) 885-6268      

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Karen Taycher, Executive Director
Nevada PEP
601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite C25
Las Vegas, NV 89106
            (702) 388-8899      
            (800) 216-5188      
E-mail: nvpep@vegas.infi.net

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Cheryl Dinnell, State Coordinator
Nevada Parent Network
REPC, College of Education/278
Reno, NV 89557-0082
            (702) 784-4921      ;             (800) 216-7988      
E-mail: cdinnell@scs.unr.edu

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Debbie Smith, President
Nevada Parent-Teacher Association
3270 Wilma Drive
Sparks, NV 89431


Nevada Web
 

Consumer Protection 
Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada Family and Parenting  
Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
 Children and Youth  
Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas 
Children’s Cabinet at Incline Village 
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada 
Nevada Area Boy Scouts Council
Safety  
Fernley Volunteer Fire Department Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
East Las Vegas Area of Narcotics Anonymous
Disability Information  
Accessibility in Nevada Health  
Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
 


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