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
Announcement March 22, 2022
Nevada IDEA Part C Office Public Posting of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 DRAFT Grant Application
Public Participation Requested: Your feedback is valuable!
Nevada IDEA Part C Office's completed annual Grant Application, with supporting information, must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on or before May 13, 2022, to ensure that Nevada's FFY 2022 IDEA Part C grant funds are available for obligation on July 1, 2022. Public participation is required for at least 60 days prior to the deadline, with the opportunity for public comment on the application for at least 30 days during the public participation period in accordance with 34 CFR 303.208(a).
Public Participation period: March 11, 2022 to May 11, 2022.
Public comment opportunities from March 20, 2022 to April 30, 2020 will include:
Internet survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D969568
Public forum: Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) meeting on April 28, 2022 at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time. Public comment will be allowed toward the beginning and ending of this Open Meeting; meeting link to be provided by April 14, 2022)
E-mail: Please send any comments or questions on the FFY 2022 Grant Application to ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov
Postal mail: Please send any comments or questions to IDEA Part C Office, 1000 E. William St., Suite 105, Carson City, NV 89701
Thank you for your support of Nevada's Early Intervention Services System and the IDEA Part C Office!
February 14, 2022
Based on a downward trend of COVID-19 cases, the January 12, 2022 pause on early intervention face-to-face visits was lifted beginning on Monday February 14, 2022 and early intervention services has returned to Phase 3.5 guidance. Please see the following links for information on the official release of the current Early Intervention Services Re-entry Plan Phase 3.5 and information from U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. All Early Intervention programs must follow approved safety protocols. Families enrolled in Early Intervention Services should contact their program for more information. Anyone interested in referring a child to Early Intervention Services should contact Project Assist at 1-800-522-0066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada IDEA Part C Update, August 9, 2021
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which will deliver critical aid to States (as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia), as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. See https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/arp/index.html
As part of this aid, the following amounts were appropriated for IDEA programs:
$2,580,000,000 for grants to States under Part B;
$200,000,000 for preschool grants under Section 619;
And $250,000,000 for programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Part C.
The designated ARP amount which Nevada IDEA Part C received in July 2021 was $1,856,917.00. The IDEA Part C Office submitted final ARP materials to Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the deadline of August 2, 2021 explaining how the ARP funds will be used. The IDEA Part C Office gathered stakeholder and public feedback from June 14, 2021 through July 22, 2021 for the historic opportunity of planning the use of the ARP funds. Feedback was provided to the IDEA Part C Office via public online survey, public forum at the Interagency Coordinating Council Quarterly Meeting which was held virtually on July 15th, 2021, and by email to the IDEA Part C Office at email@example.com.
The IDEA Part C Office would like to thank everyone who contributed feedback for the use of ARP funds. All feedback was taken into consideration and will continue to be reviewed for ongoing planning and system improvement. The IDEA Part C Office complied with parameters provided by OSEP for usage of ARP funds, see complete ARP documents at:
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.
The Nevada Resilience Project
“The Nevada Resilience
Project supports families and individuals experiencing struggles and challenges
due to COVID – 19. Our Resilience
Ambassadors can provide support and connection to resources over the phone,
through text and video-chat, or face to face. We offer bi-lingual access to
services; assistance navigating to needed resources in your community; help to
reduce stress, build coping skills, and develop a resilience plan.”
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.