The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's early intervention service system. Please contact the lead state agency or follow the various links for more detailed information.
Lead agency for early intervention services
Nevada Early Intervention Services is located within the Nevada Department of Health and Social Services.
Eligibility criteria for early intervention services
Children under the age of 3 may be eligible if they have:
- Developmental delay of 50 percent in one developmental area
- Developmental delay of 25 percent in two or more areas
- Physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
See eligibility guidelines (Page 24) for more information.
Number of children served
Nevada reported 2,553 infants and toddlers for the 2012 child count.
Support service structure
Nevada Early Intervention Services has three regional offices that coordinate local early intervention services.
Initial family contact
Families may call the Project ASSIST statewide referral line at 800-522-0066 or contact the regional office for their location.
Services for at-risk children
Local service team will provide information about available resources for families whose children are not eligible for services. Families may also contact the parent training and information center listed below.
Family cost participation
Families are not required to pay for services. Public or private insurance may be accessed under certain conditions.
Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services
Nevada enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services. See Nevada insurance for more information.
Parent training and information center
Parents Encouraging Parents is Nevada's parent training and information center.
Early childhood school services information
Information about education services for children 3 through 5 years of age is available from the local school district, the regional teams and the parent training and information center listed above. Additional information is available at early childhood education or by contacting:
Nevada Department of Education
State early intervention resources
Additional information and resources are available by calling Project ASSIST at 800-522-0066.