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
Part C Update, June 30, 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. Although Early
Intervention program offices are closed until further notice, 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
- Phase Planning: The Aging and Disability Services Division, ADSD, has
been collaborating with our IDEA Part C Office and early intervention
system for phase planning that will align with our State’s phases for the
COVID-19 pandemic response. There is no date that has been decided upon to
resume in-person services at clinics or in homes, though a plan for
precautions is being put in place should an approval occur for the
eventual, slow phasing in of face-to-face clinic services.
- ICC & Stakeholders: The next Interagency Coordinating Council, ICC,
quarterly meeting is being planned as a teleconference or virtual meeting
during August 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
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
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
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
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:
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.