|"Parents must regard themselves as the long-lasting resource and the only consistent persons who continually have the child's interest at heart throughout their lifetime."
~~ Lee Robinson
What is Project ASSIST?
Project ASSIST is Nevada's
early intervention central resource directory for anyone seeking information about resources such as organizations, programs or agencies that may provide services and supports for
children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Project ASSIST helps to inform and educate families as well as the general public to improve outcomes for Nevada families and their communities.
Information can be made available on:
- Parent Support Groups
- Respite Care
- Screening, Diagnosis or Assessment
- Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers
- Preschool Special Education Services
- Education, Health, and Social Service Agencies
- Vocational Training
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Advocacy Organizations
- Life Planning, Financial and Legal Assistance
- as well as many other services
The purpose of Project ASSIST is to provide information, resources, and referral services to inform and educate families of infants and toddlers with disabilities or special health care needs, and the general public. Please call Project ASSIST for more information. Also check the menu on the left for links to Local, Statewide and National resources.
The Nevada Early Intervention Family Newsletter Archive is located on the Early Childhood Special Education Library page.
Project ASSIST Additional Contact Information
Toll Free Number: 1-800-522-0066
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone calls are answered promptly when staff is available.
There is 24-hour voice mail as well as email and calls are returned generally within two working days.
Project ASSIST provides information and referral to resources at no cost.
Daniel Dinnell – State Family Resource Coordinator
Information & Referral Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
IDEA Part C Office
Early Childhood Special Education Library
4126 Technology Way, Suite 100
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Project ASSIST Supported By
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the IDEA, Part C Regulations, 34 CFR, Section 303.301. A Central Directory function is required of all states providing services under the auspices of IDEA, Part C. The purpose of the Central Directory is to provide a coordinated system of information and referral services for families of infants and toddlers with special needs.
In an attempt to bring together useful information and resources, here is a collection of informational, national, state and local resources that have been found to be helpful to parents and others. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply endorsement.