Special Education Homeschooling

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General NV Homeschooling Special Needs Info

In cases of special education, Nevada law (NRS 392.070) equates a homeschooled child to a private school child for purposes of Nevada and Federal special education laws and regulations. Under these laws, a homeschooled child is not entitled to services that would be provided by a FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) offered by the local public school.

Instead, after a homeschooled child has been identified via the Child Find provisions of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the local public school district consults with homeschool representatives to determine how the funding allocated to homeschooled students will be distributed. The greater the number of homeschooled children who have been identified, the greater the proportionate amount of funding to be provided to the homeschooled segment. Unlike a public schooled child, not every homeschooled child is entitled to receive services. For those homeschooled children who do receive services, with final determination by the local district, a service plan is developed (similar to an IEP), and services are provided.

Once your child has been evaluated and services deemed necessary, you will go to your locally zoned school for the services (unless they need to point you to a different school for the specific service)

When you go to that school, bring your exemption paperwork. The Registrar will ask you to fill out paperwork. Do not let it scare you. It will say enrollment or registration it is not enrolling your child full time. Your child will be enrolled under an E4 or E5 status. That is homeschooled or private schooled child receiving SOME service. You can verify with the Registrar, if you like, that your child is being registered as a homeschooled student, as an E4 or E5. They will know the codes. You are still registered as a homeschooler. This is paperwork for the school to receive their funding.

This is a relatively new thing to most schools; as always, be prepared to be the advocate.

As you are enrolling your child in school, they will ask for immunization records. Please be aware of the law in this area if your family chooses not to vaccinate. The school has no legal right to ask you what your religion is or to question your religious beliefs. For your reference NRS 392.435 and 392.437 are cited below. Also see a sample non-vaccinating letter below.

They may also ask to see the child’s birth certificate. As this is no longer presented upon filing our Notice of Intent, it is their right to ask to see it.

Also, be sure to file the newly required Notice of Intent to Participate in Programs and Activities (NOI_PPA) Form with your local school district. This is required each year your child received services.

NRS 392.070

2. The board of trustees of each school district shall provide programs of special education and related services for homeschooled children. The programs of special education and related services required by this section must be made available:

  1. Only if a child would otherwise be eligible for participation in programs of special education and related services pursuant to NRS 388.440 to 388.520, inclusive;
  2. In the same manner that the board of trustees provides, as required by 20 U.S.C. § 1412, for the participation of pupils with disabilities who are enrolled in private schools within the school district voluntarily by their parents or legal guardians; and
  3. In accordance with the same requirements set forth in 20 U.S.C. § 1412 which relate to the participation of pupils with disabilities who are enrolled in private schools within the school district voluntarily by their parents or legal guardians.

7. The programs of special education and related services required by subsection 2 may be offered at a public school or another location that is appropriate.

8. The board of trustees of a school district:

  1. May, before providing programs of special education and related services to a homeschooled child pursuant to subsection 2, require proof of the identity of the child, including, without limitation, the birth certificate of the child or other documentation sufficient to establish the identity of the child.
  2. May, before authorizing a homeschooled child to participate in a class or extracurricular activity, excluding sports, pursuant to subsection 3, require proof of the identity of the child, including, without limitation, the birth certificate of the child or other documentation sufficient to establish the identity of the child.
  3. Shall, before allowing a homeschooled child to participate in interscholastic activities and events governed by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association pursuant to NRS 386.420 to 386.470, inclusive, and interscholastic activities and events pursuant to subsection 5, require proof of the identity of the child, including, without limitation, the birth certificate of the child or other documentation sufficient to establish the identity of the child.

9. The Department shall adopt such regulations as are necessary for the boards of trustees of school districts to provide the programs of special education and related services required by subsection 2.

10. As used in this section, related services has the meaning ascribed to it in 20 U.S.C. § 1401.
[366:32:1956](NRS A 1999, 3316; 2003, 2961; 2005, 2825; 2007, 3035)

NRS 392.435 Immunization of pupils: Certificate prerequisite to enrollment; conditional enrollment; effect of failure to immunize; report to Health Division; inclusion of certificate in pupil’s record.

1. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a public school within this state unless his parents or guardian submit to the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides or the governing body of the charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment a certificate stating that the child has been immunized and has received proper boosters for that immunization or is complying with the schedules established by regulation pursuant to NRS 439.550 for the following diseases:

NRS 392.437 Immunization of pupils: Exemption if prohibited by religious belief.

A public school shall not refuse to enroll a child as a pupil because the child has not been immunized pursuant to NRS 392.435 if the parents or guardian of the child has submitted to the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of a charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment a written statement indicating that their religious belief prohibits immunization of such child or ward.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 1040; A 1997, 1876)

Child Find: Clark County

NV Early Intervention Services
For Children birth-3
(702) 486-9200
1161 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Up to age 3, medicaid, insurances, also sliding scale fees
Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, physical therapy, also refers to others places

Child Find Program
Age 3-21
Seigle Diagnostic Center
2525 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-7463
The Child Find Project is a free Clark County School District service designed to identify and evaluate the needs of children ages 3 to 21 who are suspected of having a disability or delay and who are not currently enrolled in the district.

Child Find: Other Counties

NV Early Intervention Services
Birth-age 3
(775) 684-3460
3427 Goni Road, Suite 108
Carson City, NV 89706
Offices in Reno, Carson, Ely and Elko
Up to age 3, medicaid, insurances, also sliding scale fees
Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, physical therapy, also refers to others places

Child Find Program
Age 3-21
The Child Find Project is a free School District service designed to identify and evaluate the needs of children ages 3 to 21
who are suspected of having a disability or delay and not currently enrolled in the district. Look to each individual school district for their own Child Find Contact info:

Washoe: (775) 333-5035
Douglas: (775)-265-5262
Churchill: (775) 423-5187
Lyon: (775) 463-6800
Storey: (775) 847-0983
Humboldt: (775) 623-8128
Pershing: (775) 273-1200
Elko: (775) 753-8646
Lander: (775) 635-2886
Eureka: (775) 237-5373
Lincoln: (775) 728-4471
Nye: (775) 751-4015.
Esmeralda: (775) 485-3213
Mineral: (775) 945-2403

Las Vegas Area Supports

ADD/ADHD

Add Clinic Inc
3663 E Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 736-1919

UMC’s Attention Deficit Clinic
UMC’s Lied Ambulatory Care Center
1524 Pinto Lane
(702) 383-3642

ADHD Child Advocate Services – Non Profit Org.
Rose Moore, CEO
1944 Sioux City Court
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 492-2343; (866) 361-2343
adhdservices@cox.net
25 years-Disability Adovcate for K-12 kids in the Public School System. Educational Records Analysis, 504/IEP meetings, Due Process, Complaints, IEP/Behavioral Plan Development, Evaluation Reviewes plus more.

ADHD Parent Support Group
For details call Toni Kuiper at (702) 799-4330
or Marcia Evans at (702) 580-1955
Email: marciarevans@cox.net

Autism

Autism Coalition of NV (ACON)

Autism Solutions of Nevada
(702) 498-7768
In-home therapy, similar to ABA

Behavioral Resolutions
P.O. Box 752011
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 727-1391
Behavior support both in-home and in-school, in-home educational support, and Relationship Development Intervention
Contact: Marija Savitt
MarijaSavitt@behavioralresolutions.com

Moore Institute of Autism
108 E Lake Mead Pkwy # 306
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 558-3298

Autism and Behavioral Consulting
Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.
autism consultant
2768 Chokecherry Ave.
Henderson, NV 89014
702-616-8717
drlori@cox.net

444 Education Consulting & Advocacy
Jan Newton, M.S., J.D.
parent advocate & tutor
Las Vegas, NV
702-255-6994
702-232-1457
jan@444advocate.com

Asperger Syndrome/HFA Support Group
Barbie Lauver, Danielle Wendel
parent support group, 1st wed month
Wengert Conf. Rm at Nevad Power Co., 6226 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
702-436-7996
balauver@aol.com

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas
Dr. Shannon Crozier
croziers@unlv.nevada.edu
895-5836

Collaborative Autism Resources & Education
Dr. Janet A. Butz, BCBA, Pres.
autism consultant
10941 Keymar Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
702-838-0482
jcbutz@cox.net

EasterSeals
Early Assessment. New Autism program 18-36mo, in home ABA instruction
6200 W. Oakey
Las Vegas , NV 89146
702-870-7050

Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada
717 South 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 368-FEAT (3328)
help@featsonv.org

Las Vegas Lili Claire Family Resource Center
552 East Twain Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 862-8141
jbradley@liliclairefoundation.org

Tandem Therapy Services
702-396-0101
chris@tandemtherapyservices.com

Blind/Low Vision

The Blind Center of NV
1001 North Bruce Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.642.6000 Tel.
info@blindcenter.org

BlindConnect
6375 W. Charleston Blvd. – WCL #200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 631-9009

Helen Keller National Center Southwestern Regional Office
Cathy Kirscher, Regional Representative
Ckirscher@alliant.edu
(858) 623-2777 x389

NFB of NV (National Federation of the Blind)
William Harmon, Jr., President
1401 North Michael Way, Unit 118-L
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108-1454
702-639-9072

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
300 South Fourth Street, Suite 1009
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
702.735.N B C F (6223)
info@nvblindchildren.org

Nevada Talking Book Services
Nevada State Library and Archives
100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
(775) 684-3354
keputnam@clan.lib.nv.us
Toll-free in Nevada: 1-800-922-9334

Valley Braille Services
Phone: (702) 346-8995
Fax: (702) 346-8465

KLVX Described and Captioned Media (DCMP)
DJ McGee
4210 Channel 10 Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 799-1010 ext 5419
TTY: (702) 799-1050
E-Mail: mcgeedj@KLVX.ORG

Cerebral Palsy

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation
2255 A Renaissance Drive,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 270-2021

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, NV Chapter
Las Vegas, NV
p: (702) 383-8500
Email:nevada@cff.org
Contact: Ms. Andrea Weinberger

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Audiology Association of Nevada
NicholeSheldon: nichole@lvaudiologist.com
Courtney Smith: cms@newaud.com ,(702) 221-1960

AG Bell of NV
agbellnv@cox.net

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
2881 South Valley View Boulevard
Suite 12
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
702.363.3323
TTY/Voice/VP/FAX

NV Association of the Deaf
(702) 616-9173 TTY
Aloader@aol.com

Talking Hands
Interpreting Services
C.J.Neal
talkinghands@cox.net
702-460-0503

KLVX Described and Captioned Media (DCMP)
DJ McGee
4210 Channel 10 Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 799-1010 ext 5419
TTY: (702) 799-1050
E-Mail: mcgeedj@KLVX.ORG

Lake Mead Christian Academy: Deaf Christian Education Program
2nd thru 4th grades. (1st and 5th will be considered if space is available)
Charlotte Courson , program director
ccourson@lmca.org

Support Group for Families of Children With Hearing Impairments-
Meetings held at 1161 S. Valley View Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Call 451-7561 for details.
Email:Mknehr@aol.com

Sprint Relay
(800) 676-3777
Phone-in assistance pgm serving people with speech/hearing disabilities unable to use a regular phone system. Operators are specifically trained to understand speech irregularities & impediments, & to interpret typed sign language into spoken English.

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada
5300 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108-2347
(702) 648-1990
bhall@dsosn.org

Las Vegas Lili Claire Family Resource Center
552 East Twain Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 862-8141
jbradley@liliclairefoundation.org

Dyslexia

LindaMood-Bell Learning Centers
(702) 228-6942

The Dyslexia Center
(702) 256-1190

The Reading Place
Katrina Letourneaut, Dyslexia Specialist
702-247-7029
ReadingLasVegas@aol.com

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Masonic Memorial Temple
2200 W. Mesquite Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3723
Telephone: (702) 382-7199

Speech/Language

Henderson Speech, Hearing & Language Center
8560 S. Eastern Avenue
Ste 210
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702 737 8255
info@hendersonspeech.com

Las Vegas Speech & Language Center
2780 S JONES BLVD
LAS VEGAS, NV 89146
(702) 736-4453

Nevada Speech and Hearing Association
2001 Turquoise Ridge Street, Suite 206
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(877) 273-0134, ext. 0001

SMALL TALK
3160 W SAHARA AVE STE A15
LAS VEGAS, NV 89102
(702) 384-4315

Kathie Harrington, MA, CCC
Private Speech Therapy
3850 E. Flamingo PamB118
Las Vegas, NV 89121
702-435-8748
702-436-9161
kathieh2@cox.net

Spina Bifida

Spinal Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Nevada
(702) 796-7242
birth-21, pediatrics
services: educational support

More Community Helpers

EasterSeals
Early Assessment, transitioning, job training
6200 W. Oakey
Las Vegas , NV 89146
(702)870-7050

Family-to-Family Connections
Birth-4 offers free classes in the community, play time, works in conjunction with Early Intervention Services…has special needs play time with therapists
West Las Vegas 870- 9583 jones/charleston
Central 383- 7058
Henderson 568-9601
North Lass Vegas 312 -7600
East Las Vegas 732- 7098

Desert Regional Center
(702) 486-6200
Offers a wide variety of referrals, respite care and more

Little Hands Big Hands, Inc.
(702) 486-9200
1161 S. Valley View in Las Vegas.
Non-profit group, sponsors and plans social events for children enrolled in Nevada Early Intervention Services, supports parent Online Pokies training and education, funds emergency needs when other sources have failed, and provides emotional support for families.

The Lovaas Center for Behavior Intervention
Formally known as the UCLA Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children
112 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 877-2520
Casey Hayden (intake coordinator) x105
Email: chayden@lovaascenter.org
Based on over 40-years of applied research, our consultants deliver individualized early intervention services based on each child’s individual needs. All of our consultants have received rigorous and on-going training in Applied Behavioral Analysis and the Lovaas Method.

Nevada Check Up
This is a State Insurance Program for children of all ages, low-middle income
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
1100 E. Williams Street suite 116 Carson City, Nevada 89701
(800) 360-6044

Nevada P.E.P. ; Parents Encouraging Parents
2355 Redrock St. Suite 106
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 388-8899
PEP is Nevada’s statewide Parent Training & Information center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. Offers information and referrals, newsletter, parent advocates, individual assistance and more.

Nevada Disability Adovocacy and Law Center
6039 Eldora Avenue Suite C Box 3
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-257-8150
888-349-3843
ndalc@earthlink.net

Special Olympics Nevada
4680 South Polaris Avenue #250
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 474-0690

Academic and Psychological Testing and Tutoring Services (A.P.T.S.)
7473 W. Lake Mead Blvd Suite 203
Las Vegas, NV 89128.
parrywebb@cox.net
(702) 375.6505

My Left Foot Children’s Therapy
(702) 360-1137
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy

Hidden Miracles
Information and Support Group for Hispanic Families with Members touched by Disabilities or Special Needs
Meetings held at DSOSN, 5300 Vegas Drive Las Vegas, NV 89108
Call 251-0992 for details
Email: HiddenMiraclesLV@aol.com

Support Group for families of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
(702)526-0630
Email: pws.nv.share@cox.net

Center for Creative Therapeutic Arts: Music 4 Life
Judith Pinkerton
Music and Art therapy for children, Accepts Accumen (DRC funding and some private insurance)
(702) 363-8166
Email: lasvegas@ccta.us

Threshold Dance Theatre
professional dance theater. The studio accepts acumen funds (DRC funding), classes available for families that have children with special needs.
4780 West Harmon Avenue, Suite 10
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 221-4002

Foundation for Positively Kids
3753 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-262-0037

Special Ed Tutor
Jennifer
Master’s degree in special education, willing to give assistance with planning activities or lessons for
your special needs child, or tutoring.
binjin2@aol.com

Special Needs Homeschool Group

Las Vegas Special Needs Homeschool Activities Group
A homeschool group open to all families of children with special needs. The intent of the group is to be a social haven for our children to grow, thrive, make friends, and find a place to belong. We feel it is important to show respect for all parents and children and to be courteous when responding to each other. We encourage all parents to share the things your children enjoy and, if you can, schedule those activities, field trips or park days that your children find interesting.

Attorneys

Lukens & Kent
550 E. Charleston, Suite B
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 385-1100
Email: jnjkent@lvcm.com
Attorney practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada; representing all stages (IEP meetings to 9th Circuit) and areas of special education for 7-8 years.

Matthew Schneider, Esq.
10161 Park Run Drive Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 274-0854
Email: mschneiderlaw@gmail.com
Advocacy, negotiation and litigation on behalf of parents seeking appropriate educational services, accommodations, and placements for their children in Southern Nevada.

Nothern Nevada Area Supports

ADD/ADHD
Autism

Asperger’s Group of Northern Nevada
Becky McCall
MCCALLMCB@aol.com

Autism Coalition of NV (ACON)

FEAT of Northern Nevada
David Semas: dsemas@metalast.com
Greg Semas:

Northern Nevada Autism Network
461 Lyndhurst Dr
Spring Creek, NV 89815
(775) 738-4547
Email: merwin43@yahoo.com
Support and guidance for parents – monthly meetings, information about resources and services and community awareness

Autism Society of America: Northern Nevada Chapter
3490 Southampton Drive
Reno NV 89509-8911
(775) 786-9315
nv-northernnevada@autismsocietyofamerica.org

UNR: Early Childhood Autism program
Dr. Patrick M. Ghezzi
Department of Psychology/296
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Telephone: (775) 682-8687
Email: ghezzi@unr.nevada.edu

RAIN
parent support group
Toni Richard, (775) 324-5085, isign3550@sbcglobal.net
Robbin Vasquez, (775) 747-8969, robbin@artassociates.com

Blind/Low Vision

Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind
1370 South Curry Street
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Phone: 775-684-4070

Helen Keller National Center Southwestern Regional Office
Cathy Kirscher, Regional Representative
Ckirscher@alliant.edu
(858) 623-2777 x389

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
300 South Fourth Street, Suite 1009
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 735.N B C F (6223)
info@nvblindchildren.org

Nevada Talking Book Services
Nevada State Library and Archives
100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
(775) 684-3354
keputnam@clan.lib.nv.us
Toll-free in Nevada: 1-800-922-9334

Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind
Terry Johnson, Director
Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Division
Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
1370 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 684-4244

KLVX Described and Captioned Media (DCMP)
DJ McGee
4210 Channel 10 Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 799-1010 ext 5419
TTY: (702) 799-1050
E-Mail: mcgeedj@KLVX.ORG

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Northern Nevada
255 Glendale Avenue, Suite 3
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 331-3323

Camp Lotsafun
Reno, Nevada
888-825-2267
Camp Lotsafun provides 8 weeks and 2 weekends of Therapeutic Respite Camp. Our curriculum is based on therapeutic benefits and focuses on social skills, including: independence, self esteem & leisure

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

AG Bell of NV
Kevin and Heather Andrews
Email: kevin.andrews@sbcglobal.net
(775) 742.9952

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
1800 Highway 50 East, Suite 205
Carson City, Nevada 89701
775.887.1060 – TTY/Voice/VP
999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, Nevada 89431
775.353.3599 EXT. 249

NV Association of the Deaf
(775) 425-3072 TTY
FJMRFRAD@aol.com

KLVX Described and Captioned Media (DCMP)
DJ McGee
4210 Channel 10 Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 799-1010 ext 5419
TTY: (702) 799-1050
E-Mail: mcgeedj@KLVX.ORG

Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind
Terry Johnson, Director
Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Division
Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
1370 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 684-4244

Telecommunications Relay Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or with Speech Impairments
(800) 326-6888 (V)
(800) 326-6868 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(888) 326-5658 (Speech to Speech)

Sprint Relay
(800) 676-3777
Phone-in assistance pgm serving people with speech/hearing disabilities unable to use a regular phone system. Operators are specifically trained to understand speech irregularities & impediments, & to interpret typed sign language into spoken English.

Down Syndrome

Center for Research & Treatment of Down Syndrome
Stanford Universtiy
(650) 723-6858, extension 1

Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada
Diana Harvey
(775)544-8811
downfamilygathering@hotmail.com

Dyslexia

New Foundations for Dyslexia
(775) 265-1188
barbara@nfdyslexia.com

International Dyslexia Association
Northern California Branch
650-328-7667
office@dyslexia-ncbida.org

LindaMood-Bell Learning Centers
Sacramento
1610 Arden Way, Suite 277
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-8183

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Carson:
Gleason Elementary School
604 W. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89703
Telephone: (775) 885-6368
Reno:
University of Nevada Medical School
Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology-152
Reno, NV 89557
Telephone: (775) 784-4887
Winnecmucca:
Humboldt County School District
310 East Fourth Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Telephone: (775) 623-8128

Mental health

Division of Child and Family Services
Department of Human Resources
711 E. Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701-5092
(775) 684-4400
balder@govmail.state.nv.us

Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services
Department of Human Resources
Kinkead Building, Suite 602
505 E. King Street
Carson City, NV 89701-3790
(775) 684-5943
mhds@govmail.state.nv.us

Nevada Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2600 Spinnaker Drive
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 825-7023

Northern Nevada Head Injury Assocation
P.O. Box 20287
Reno, NV 89515-0287
(775) 853-4019

Speech/Language


UNR: Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology

Redfield Building/Mail Stop 152
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-4887
dvigil@unr.edu

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Carson:
Gleason Elementary School
604 W. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89703
Telephone: (775) 885-6368
Reno:
University of Nevada Medical School
Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology-152
Reno, NV 89557
Telephone: (775) 784-4887
Winnecmucca:
Humboldt County School District
310 East Fourth Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Telephone: (775) 623-8128

Spina Bifida

Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Northern CA
Spina Bifida Clinic
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916)453-2059

More Community Helpers

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Robbin Hickman, Assessments
University of Nevada Reno
College of Education/MS285
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-4921, ext. 2350

NV State Health Division: Bureau of Family Health Services
Children with special health care needs
3427 Goni Road, Suite 108
Carson City, Nevada 89706
(775) 684-4285
Ages 0-22

Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
500 East Third Street – Carson City, NV 89713
General Info: (775) 684-3849

Disability Resources, Inc.
155 Glendale Avenue, Suite 11
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 329-1126
aimdri@nvbell.net

Easter Seals Sierra Nevada
6100 Neil Road, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 322-6555; (800) 228-7102

Easter Seals Sierra Nevada
Regional Office
450 W. Silver Street #103
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-9612

Family TIES of Nevada, Inc.
P.O. Box 50815
Sparks , NV 89439-0815
(775) 823-9500
info@familytiesnv.org

Deidre Hammon, Advocate
4600 Kietzke Lane #G169
Reno NV 89502-6440
(775) 846-1530; (775) 826-4441
Email: CSDLibrary@clearwire.net

Independent Living
Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living/Fallon
1919 Grimes Street, Suite B
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-4900 (V/TTY)
Email: nncil3@sbcglobal.net

Learning Disabilities Association of Nevada
7286 S. Florentine Drive
Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 626-3631

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
1311 N. McCarron, Suite 106
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 333-7878; (800) 992-5715; (775) 788-7824 (TTY)
Email: reno@ndalc.org

Office of Disability Services
Department of Human Resources
3656 Research Way, Suite 32
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-4452; (775) 687-3388 (TTY); (888) 337-3839

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Educational Equity
Department of Education
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 113
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-9170
Email: kallred@nsn.k12.nv.us

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Department of Human Resources
3987 S. McCarran Boulevard
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 688-2284
Email: jamulven@dcfs.state.nv.us

Rural Regional Center
625 Fairview, Suite 120
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-5162
Email: rnmrs@govmail.state.nv.us

VSA Arts of Nevada (formerly Very Special Arts Nevada)
135 N. Sierra, Suite C
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 826-6100
Email: meh@vsan.reno.nv.us

The Continuum
Diane Ross
dianeross@thecontinuum-reno.com
(775) 829-4700

ARCs
Washoe Arc
790 Sutro Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 333-9272
Churchill County Arc
P.O. Box 1641
Fallon, NV 89407
(775) 423-4760
carc@cccomm.net
Ormsby Arc
P.O. Box 491
1802 North Carson Street, Suite 262
Carson City, NV 89702
(775) 882-8520

Nevada Check Up
This is a State Insurance Program for children of all ages, low-middle income
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
1100 E. Williams Street suite 116 Carson City, Nevada 89701
(800) 360-6044

Nevada P.E.P. ; Parents Encouraging Parents
Statewide: 1-800-216-5188
E-mail: pepinfo@nvpep.org
4600 Kietzke Lane, O-269
Reno, Nevada 89502
(775) 448-9950
PEP is Nevada’s statewide Parent Training & Information center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. Offers information and referrals, newsletter, parent advocates, individual assistance and more.

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
1311 North McCarran Blvd., Suite 106
Sparks, Nevada 89431
775/ 333-7878 (Voice)
775/ 788-7824 (TTY)
800/ 992-5715 (Toll Free)
reno@ndalc.org

Special Olympics Nevada
4680 South Polaris Avenue #250
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 474-0690

Children In Motion Therapy Services
499 Casazza Dr
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 324-5371

Special Needs Homeschool Support Group

Blessings
A group for families in Nevada who homeschool children with special needs. We will support each other and will provide simple playdate outings where our children can be themselves, make friends, and have fun!

Blessings is a Christian-led organization and ministry in Nevada, run by volunteers. Membership is open to Christians and non-Christians alike. This group is not intended to replace any groups that you are in, but to enhance. Organized playdates will be scheduled about once a month.


Support Websites

NATHHAN: National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
(208) 267-6246

SENG; Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
(773) 857-6250

Special Education Advocacy
Includes info on: The Rights of Individuals with Handicaps Under Federal Law, Section 504, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), The Americans with Disabilities Act and more!

Wright’s Law
Special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

NICHCY-National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

NACD: National Association for Child Development
Provides neurodevelopmental evaluations and individual programs to children and adults..has specific knowledge on and supports homeschooling.

LD Online
IEP info, laws, assessments, glossaries, so much info!

Books by Harold Levinson, MD : The Upside-Down Kids, Total Concentration, Smart But Feeling Dumb, Turning Around the Upside-Down Kids

Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities
Offers information and support to people who are homeschooling children with special educational needs.

ADD/ADHD links

ADD of the Christian Kind

Learning Disabilities links

Autism Links

Federal Regulations

Federal Law 108-446 IDEA.pdf – This is IDEA 2004 as signed into Federal law

Proposed IDEA Regs.doc - These are the proposed Federal regulations, not in effect yet. Target date for new Federal regulations is Dec 31. Final wording will be different from this proposal.

NHN letter re Fed regs.pdf - This is the letter NHN submitted to the Feds regarding the proposed Federal regulations.

IDEA NASDSE side-by-side.pdf – This is a side-by-side comparison of the 1997 (old) and 2004 (new) IDEA laws.

IDEA Update to NDE 3-05.pdf – This is from Edna and the SEAC, and is how IDEA 2004 affects Nevada in an easy-to-understand format. Unfortunately it uses the old Federal regulations since the new regulations aren’t out yet.

IDEA FAQ House Workforce 2-17-05.pdf – This is another good easy to understand document, FAQs.

Sample Non-Vaccinating Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 392.435/392.437 we / I respectfully submit this written statement that our/my genuine and sincere religious beliefs prohibit us/me from vaccinating / immunizing our/my child from any or all immunizations, ________________________(child’s name), born _____________ (child’s birth date).

(Optional) Our religious beliefs, however, allows us to accept medical assistance for said child if an emergency arises ie a playground accident.

Sincerely,

______________________________________________________________________
(Parent Signature) (Print Parent Name) (Parent Address)

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(Parent Signature) (Print Parent Name) (Parent Address)

Other Documents of Interest

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