For Early Intervention referrals statewide, please call: 1-800-522-0066
or Email: ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov
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/
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. “Supporting Children by Improving Family
Outcomes” –This resource video describes the importance of
supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to
improve the program (runtime 13:19)
8. "Let's Chat about Early Intervention"
– A video about Parent's basic rights and procedural safeguards in early
intervention. (runtime 11:09)
9. “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. (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. For Early Intervention referrals statewide, please call: 1-800-522-0066
| Main Office - Elko
|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
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. For Early Intervention referrals statewide, please call: 1-800-522-0066
||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
|1625 E. Prater Way, Ste.107
Sparks, NV 89434
|3700 Grant Drive, Suite A
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-221-8054 or 775-829-4700
|Therapy Management Group - Northwest
||Capability Health and Human Services (formally known as Easter Seals Nevada)
|200 S. Virginia St., 8th floor
Reno, NV 89501
Toll free number: 877-360-7045
|5250 Neil Road, Suite 200
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 434-0488
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. For Early Intervention referrals statewide, please call: 1-800-522-0066
|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
|Capability Health and Human Services (formally known as Easter Seals Nevada)
||Foundation for Positively Kids
|7281 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (702) 870-7050
FAX: (702) 870-7649
|2480 E. Tompkins Ave., Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Referral: (702) 445-2263
Phone: (702) 262-0037, ext. 4
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