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!!!

       

      FOR REVIEW – Federal Fiscal Year (FFY)2019 DRAFT Part C Grant Application 

        The Part C grant application is required to be submitted to the US Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) no later than May 3, 2019.  As part of the requirement, the draft application must be publicly posted for at least 60 days prior to the due date and include a 30-day comment period within that time frame. The application will be posted beginning on February 28, 2019. In accordance with this requirement, written comments from the public will be accepted from March 11, 2019 through April 11, 2019.  There are no proposed policy changes included with this submittal and the budget is based on the FFY2018 federal funding allocation.  Located below are the links to the draft application, policy document and the comment form.

        Stakeholders, early intervention providers, parents and members of the public are encouraged to review the application and provide written comments.  All written comments are appreciated and will be reviewed and considered prior to submittal.  Feedback may be provided by using the SurveyMonkey link below, sending comments via email or mail the comments to the following address:

        Department of Health and Human Services

        IDEA Part C Office

        4126 Technology Way, Suite 100

        Carson City, NV 89706

        Email Address:  projectassist@dhhs.nv.gov

         

        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.