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Technical Assistance and Professional Development

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Targeted technical assistance and professional development are directly connected to the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report and can vary from Universal to Direct support and intervention, depending on an analysis of each Local Education Agency's needs.

Supports for Early Childhood Programs

The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) site is designed to assist those interacting with young children with disabilities in the preschool setting. Nevada is committed to ensuring that all young children with disabilities are included and have access to the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) where they can progress in the areas of positive social relationships, knowledge and skills, and the ability to meet their needs in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

  • Early Childhood Outcomes
    • OSEP requires states to measure and report the extent to which preschool children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) make progress on 3 outcomes.
  • Early Childhood Inclusion
    • OSEP requires states to annually collect and report educational environments data for all children aged 3-5 with an IEP.
  • Part C-B Transition
    • OSEP requires that data be collected and reported on the percent of children that transition from Part C (Early Intervention Services) to Part B 619 (Preschool Special Education Services) with an IEP developed and implemented by their 3rd birthday.

Supports for Secondary Transition

Secondary Transition is a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of students with disabilities to assist the individual's movement from school to post-school living, learning, and working environments.

Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Nevada seeks to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are educated on a similar trajectory as their typically developing peers who are earning a standard diploma.

  • Alternative Diploma Guidance
  • Nevada Alternative Assessment

Behavior Supports and Interventions

  • Restraint and Aversive Intervention
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Supports for English Learners with Disabilities

  • Guidance Document

State Personal Development Grant Program

  • Assess Plan Teach
  • Project Achieve

Community Partners and Resources

  • NV PEP (External Link)
    • Nevada PEP is a statewide organization serving families of children and youth with disabilities and behavioral health needs from birth to 26 and their service providers.
  • Nevada Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) (External Link)
    • The ABLE Program allows eligible Nevadans with disabilities to create a special tax-advantaged savings and investment account for personal and disability-related expenses.
  • National Technical Assistance Centers (NTAC) (External Link)
    • Under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs supports State educational agencies (SEAs) and their subgrantees operate 21st CCLCs in providing academic enrichment opportunities for students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools during non-school hours.

Visual Impairments/Blindness

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines "visual impairment including blindness" as an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child's educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.