Early Intervention Programs


All Early Intervention Referrals Statewide may call: 1-800-522-0066

Email:  ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov

    Developmental Milestones

    Are you concerned?  Because all babies are different, they rarely do the same thing at exactly the same age.  As a result, it's not unusual for families to have questions or concerns about their child's development.  You may wonder; Why isn't my son sitting up?  Why isn't my daughter crawling?  Why doesn't my son talk like other children his age?

    You can read the child find brochure "Babies Have A Lot To Learn" for some general guidelines or developmental milestones.  It's important to keep in mind that all children develop differently and at their own pace.

    Where to Begin?

    The Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) System provides services to children birth until three with developmental delay or disabilities, and their families.  If you are concerned about your child's development, the first step is to have your child referred for evaluation, which looks at his or her basic skills.  This evaluation is free of charge.  You can refer your child directly or you can have your child's physician or another professional make the referral for you.  You will be assigned a service coordinator who will help you through the process.  Below are the various Early Intervention Program's contact information.

    Children 3 years +

    If you have concerns or would like an evaluation for children 3 years of age and up, contact your local school district for information.

    Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) Parent Handbooks

    What are my rights and why are they important?

    Rights protect your family and child. All families enrolled in early intervention programs in Nevada have the same rights. Your rights within the early intervention process begin as soon as you are referred to a program and continue as long as you and your child participate in the early intervention program. The IDEA Part C law governs early intervention services and gives families’ rights. You can find more information about these Part C laws at: http://idea.ed.gov/

    Disclaimer

    The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply endorsement.
    The following collection of videos were created in other states’ programs and may not be exact in regards to Nevada but are similar enough that the information is useful for understanding early intervention.

      Informational videos for families who are, or will be receiving early intervention services

      1. "Harper Hope: A Parent's View of the Power of Early Intervention" – A video of a parent's view of early intervention services. (runtime 15:03)
      2. “Early Intervention Home Visits” – A video on what families can expect during a home visit. (runtime 11:45)
      3. “Natural Learning Environments” – A video on “where” early intervention services may take place. (runtime 16:00)
      4. “IFSP Meeting – Introductions to the Team & Family Priorities” – This video introduces the family and team members, reviews the purpose of the Individualized Family Service Plan or IFSP, and highlights the service coordinator's role at the IFSP meeting. Also includes discussion around family priorities and general tips to ensure families are at the center of an IFSP meeting. (runtime 8:02)
      5. "Writing an IFSP" – A video about how your family can be an essential team member during the development and implementation of your child's IFSP. (runtime 13:01)
      6. "Child Outcomes Step-by-Step” – This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes, reported on by all state early intervention (Part C ) programs, and explains functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in the community, and in other places like a child care program or preschool. (runtime 8:43)
      7. "Let's Chat about Early Intervention" – A video about Parent's basic rights and procedural safeguards in early intervention. (runtime 11:09)
      8. “Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool” – This video is about families who have had the benefit of receiving services from Early Intervention and are now preparing to receive school-based programs and services. Come learn about roles and responsibilities in working with teams that support your child as s/he moves into preschool programs. (runtime 31:44)

      Central Resource Directory - Project ASSIST and Early Childhood Special Education Library

      One of the resources is Project ASSIST, a Central Resource Directory for information about organizations, programs or agencies that may provide services and supports for children and young adults up to 21 years with disabilities, and their families.

      Another resource available to families, professionals, educators, and staff working with young children with disabilities and their families is the Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library in the IDEA Part C office.  It contains hundreds of books, DVDs, and materials regarding children, families, disabilities, early intervention, childhood education, and more.  This library is available for use statewide.  Contact:  ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov or (800) 522-0066.

      Early Intervention Services in Nevada are Provided by the Following Agencies in the North and in the South

      NEVADA EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES (NEIS) NORTHEAST REGION

        Rural staff serves infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and their families in rural northeastern Nevada. Including the communities of Pershing, Humboldt, Upper Nye, Lander, Eureka, Elko, and White Pine counties.

           Main Office - Elko Ely Office  Winnemucca Office 
          1020 Ruby Vista Dr., Suite 102
          Elko, NV 89801
          Phone: (775) 753-1214
          Fax: (775) 753-6017
          1500 Avenue F, Suite B
          Ely, NV 89301
          Phone: (775) 289-1622
          Fax: (775) 289-1685
          475 W. Haskell, Suite 24
          Winnemucca, NV 89445
          Phone: (775) 623-6593
          ext. 244

            NEVADA EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES (NEIS) NORTHWEST REGION

              NEIS Northwest provides family-centered multidisciplinary diagnostic and early intervention services around Washoe, Carson/Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Churchill and Mineral counties. Staff includes developmental specialists, a pediatrician, speech, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, audiologists and social workers. Several specialty clinics are offered such as genetics and metabolic clinics.

                Main Office-Reno Carson City Office
                2667 Enterprise Rd.
                Reno, NV 89512
                Phone: (775) 688-1341
                FAX: (775) 688-2984
                3427 Goni Rd., Suite 104
                Carson City, NV 89706
                Phone: (775) 687-0101
                FAX: (775) 687-0110

                Northwest Region Community Partners

                  Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC The Continuum
                  1025 Roberta Lane
                  Sparks, NV 89431
                  Phone: 775-825-4744
                  Fax: 775-351-1644
                  Web: www.advancedspeechnv.com/ 
                  3700 Grant Drive, Suite A
                  Reno, NV 89509
                  Phone: 775-221-8054 or 775-829-4700
                  Fax: 775-829-4710
                  Web: www.continuumreno.com/ 

                    Therapy Management Group - Northwest Easter Seals Nevada – Northwest
                    200 S. Virginia St., 8th floor
                    Reno, NV 89501
                    Toll free number: 877-360-7045
                    Website: http://tmgnv.com/ 
                    5250 Neil Road, Suite 200
                    Reno, NV 89502
                    Phone: (775) 434-0488
                    Website: http://easterseals.com/nevada/ 

                      NEVADA EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES (NEIS) SOUTHERN REGION

                        Serving urban & rural Clark, Lower Nye, Esmeralda, and lower Lincoln counties. NEIS South is staffed by pediatricians, social workers, speech pathologist, audiologists, developmental specialists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists, and family specialists. Services include comprehensive evaluations, service coordination, infant and toddler intervention, and specialty clinics such as genetics, craniofacial, and metabolic clinics.

                          Main Office - Las Vegas  
                          1161 S. Valley View
                          Las Vegas, NV 89102
                          Referral: (702) 486-9200
                          Phone: (702) 486-7670
                          Fax: (702) 486-7686
                           

                            Southern Region Community Partners

                              Easter Seals Nevada - South Foundation for Positively Kids
                              6200 W. Oakey Blvd.
                              Las Vegas, NV 89146
                              Phone: (702) 870-7050
                              FAX: (702) 870-7649
                              Web: www.easterseals.com/nevada/ 
                              2480 E. Tompkins Ave., Suite 101
                              Las Vegas, NV 89121
                              Phone: (702) 262-0037, ext. 5
                              Fax: (702) 570-6602
                              Web: www.positivelykids.org 

                                Integrated Support Solutions (ISS) Kideology Ltd.
                                3027 E. Sunset Road, Suite 108
                                Las Vegas, NV 89120
                                Office: 702-586-3100
                                Fax: 866-788-7572
                                Cell: 702-741-7440
                                Website: www.issearlyintervention.org
                                8925 S. Pecos, Suite 13A
                                Henderson, NV 89074
                                Office: (702) 508-0908
                                Fax: (702) 568-1681
                                Web: http://www.kideology.com

                                  Therapy Management Group  
                                  6600 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 111
                                  Las Vegas, NV 89146
                                  PHONE: (702) 595-KIDS (5437)
                                  FAX: (702) 425-2787
                                  Website: www.tmgnv.com