IDEA Part C Office


The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the Lead Agency for Early Intervention Services (EIS). The Part C Office provides the oversight of Early Intervention Services of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA was created with a vision for comprehensive, interagency, multidisciplinary, family-centered, and community-based services accessible to all infants and toddlers with disabilities and to many who are at risk for disabilities. This law has been reauthorized as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) or Public Law 108-446.

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

    Email:  ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov

      ANNOUNCEMENT

      Nevada IDEA Part C Update, August 31, 2020

      Nevada’s Early Intervention system is continuing to provide alternative services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Early Intervention programs in Nevada are working remotely via telehealth platforms and telephone consultation to provide service coordination, evaluation and assessment, and parent education therapies to the extent possible. Please contact the Project Assist line for additional information: Toll Free Number: 1 (800) 522-0066

      Additional updates include:

      • Phase Planning: The Aging and Disability Services Division, ADSD, continues to collaborate with our IDEA Part C Office and Early Intervention system for the eventual, slow phasing in of face-to-face services that will align with our State’s phases for the COVID-19 pandemic response. Early Intervention programs which implement an approved plan for COVID-19 precautions may provide certain specialty clinic services beginning September 1, 2020. There is no date that has been decided upon to resume face-to-face home visits. Please contact your local early intervention program for more information, or please contact the Project Assist line: Toll Free Number 1 (800) 522-0066
      • ICC & Stakeholders: The next Interagency Coordinating Council, ICC, quarterly meeting is being planned as a teleconference or virtual meeting during October 2020. Any ICC Subcommittee meetings will be scheduled following the larger ICC meeting in August to ensure information going to each subcommittee encompasses any updates and any pertinent directives.
      • Publications: Please see our link to Publications for recently posted report cards, determinations, and annual reporting. Thank you to our Early Intervention system of programs, providers and families for all of your hard work in promoting positive outcomes for our youngest, most vulnerable population. 

      Please see guidance from the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs regarding Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak 

      The Nevada IDEA Part C Office is complying with all Executive Orders. For the most current statewide updates, please refer to the Nevada Health Response website. The IDEA Part C staff are working remotely and may take longer to respond to phone calls and emails. 

        COVID-19: RESOURCES & Information

        The following are evidence-based resources to assist our early intervention programs as you support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that might occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations.

        Disclaimer: The inclusion of any link on this page does not imply endorsement.

        Part C Office Mission Statement

          To oversee the development and implementation of a statewide, family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers (birth through two) who are eligible for Part C services, and their families. This system will be continuously monitored and evaluated to ensure that appropriate and evidenced based services are provided, families are respected, supported and involved, and that the potential of each child is maximized.

            The Nevada Part C Office is responsible for a:

            Where to Begin?

            If you are concerned about your child's development, the first step is to have your child referred for evaluation and assessment.  You can refer your child directly or you can have your child's physician or another professional make the referral for you.

            For more information:

            Or you may contact:

            Phone: 1-800-522-0066

            Email: ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov

            Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association

            The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association is organized as a not-for-profit corporation to promote mutual assistance, cooperation, and exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C and to provide support to state and territory Part C coordinators.
            To achieve this, the Association is committed to:
            • Identify and represent the interests of state and territory infant and toddler early intervention programs at the national level;
            • Develop and recommend models, standards, policies, and programs that promote quality services to eligible infants and toddlers and their families; and
            • Strengthen current leadership and foster new leadership in early intervention programs at the local, state or territory, and national levels.