Nevada
This bill establishes that the purpose of vocational rehabilitation programs is to prepare individuals with disabilities to engage in competitive integrated employment.
This bill makes several provisions to eliminate subminimum wage employment for people with disabilities, including 1. Prohibiting providers of jobs and training services from entering into a contract where a person will be paid less than minimum wage; 2. Prohibiting counseling, information, referrals, services and supports to be provided to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities for the purpose of obtaining subminimum wage employment; 3. Requiring the Aging and Disability Services Division to provide people employed at subminimum wage with career counseling, information and referrals to facilitate independent decisions and informed choice; and 4. Requiring employers of people working at subminimum wage to provide information on training concerning self-advocacy, self-determination and peer mentoring.
This bill eliminates the subminimum wage for people with disabilities.
This bill requires the Aging and Disability Services Division to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Rehabilitation Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation to provide long-term support to people with intellectual disabilities including jobs, day training services and supported living arrangement services, with the goal of helping them attain competitive employment.
This bill enables a student with a disability to receive a standard high school diploma if he or she satisfies the requirements set forth in his or her IEP and demonstrates, through a portfolio of work, proficiency in the standards of content and performance established by the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools. The bill also allows a student who has a significant cognitive disability to receive an alternative diploma if he or she passes an alternate assessment.
This bill prohibits autonomous vehicle network companies from imposing any additional charges for providing transportation services to a person with a physical disability because of that disability, and requires them to adopt a policy which prohibits discrimination against a passenger or potential passenger on account of their disability (among other characteristics).
This Executive Order establishes the Governor's Taskforce on Integrated Employment, which is responsible for examining and evaluating current employment programs, resources, funding, available training and employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
This bill prohibits a person from acting as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for a third-party administrator unless the person has obtained a license as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
This bill establishes the Nevada Commission for Persons Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired, and tasks the Commission with (among other duties): 1. Providing consumers with information concerning services and resources that promote equality in education, employment and socialization; 2. Providing referrals for those services and resources; 3. Making recommendations to state and local governmental entities concerning integrating services and programs for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired; and 4. Improving cooperation among governmental entities that provide such services.
This program helps individuals with disabilities secure employment in state government on a trial period. Participants receive a position for 700 hours of work, which can transform into full-time long-term employment during or immediately following the trial period. The program is a collaboration between the Nevada Department of Administration's Division of Human Resource Management, and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's Rehabilitation Division.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses while keeping their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested public benefits. Eligible expenses include education, employment training and support, and assistive technology.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
This program provides individuals with disabilities assistive technology to overcome independent living and community integration barriers. The program involves a consultation to discuss independent living goals, followed by assistive technology training and provision.
Operating Entity: CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program trains people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. It encourages self-expression and creativity, while simultaneously enabling participants to obtain a potential career in the arts. Courses are three days per week, with new class offerings every six months.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program enables individuals with disabilities to develop employment experience and work toward gaining permanent employment opportunities in the community or onsite at Capability Health. Participants earn a paycheck in the program making minimum wage.
Operating Entity: Capability Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a community-based on-the-job training program for individuals with disabilities. Participants volunteer at local non-profits and gain vocational skills through service-learning. An Opportunity Village job coach is on-site to assist participants at no cost to the individual.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program is offered at Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College in conjunction with Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation. It provides career readiness training to students with disabilities over the course of a three-week program, focusing on soft skills, resume writing, and job application best practices.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This annual three week program prepares high school students with disabilities to either attend college or move into the workforce. Participants learn to navigate a college system and various higher-education-related concerns. Participants also learn about STEM careers through recreational activities.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides assessment, support, and guidance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in problem identification and resolution in the areas of personal adaptation including interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, community participation, independence, work, and psycho-social challenges.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program coordinates training and technical assistance for Nevada educators, administrators, parents, and other service providers on issues and trends in the education of youth with disabilities ages 3-22. The program includes the Severe Disabilities Summer Institute, in which educators and service providers learn to support transition-age students with significant disabilities.
Operating Entity: University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
This program is a daily work experience service for individuals with disabilities who are not quite ready for integrated community-based training programs. Participants work at the Fletcher Jones Imports Car Wash in a part-time capacity. After completing this program, participants transfer into advanced vocational training programs or obtain a wage-paying job.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program is designed to prepare students with disabilities for competitive employment. Participants train in a group setting with an Opportunity Village training instructor and attend different work sites, rotating between sites every nine weeks. It is a collaboration between Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program assists individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in obtaining meaningful employment and living skills to achieve community inclusion, independence, and productivity. This program involves day habilitation, facility-based work training programs, prevocational services, and supported employment services.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This annual two-day training helps transition-age students with disabilities develop leadership and self-determination skills. Conference sessions focus on helping students fulfill their post-secondary education, employment, and overall life goals.
Operating Entity: University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 11 western states plus two territories. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: PEAK Parent Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Nevada PEP
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a series of free events to educate individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their families, and service providers about services and supports available in their community.
Operating Entity: Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
This on-the-job training program helps individuals with disabilities achieve competitive employment. It includes classroom instruction, training at a community site, paid work experience, and coaching. It is a collaboration between Opportunity Village, the Desert Regional Center, and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
Nevada Rural Regional Centers provide services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in rural regions. These services include service coordination, supported living, job and day training, family preservation and support, psychological services, and more.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program is a partnership between Sephora, Capability Health, and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. It offers a 9-week training course for individuals with disabilities, with the opportunity to become a permanent Sephora employee who is held to the same standards as their peers and receives equal pay and benefits.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals who are blind or visually impaired access employment opportunities. Services include assistance with job seeking, assistive technology tools, assistance with job site modification, transition services for high school students, and independent living services.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides discounted taxicab fares and services to individuals with permanent disabilities.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
The Washoe County School District offers multiple transition services for high school students with disabilities. Students can receive elective credits for employment experience or authorized volunteer or community service. Additionally, the Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training Program provides non-paid vocational training placements for students with disabilities. The program also provides transition technical assistance and professional development to teachers and staff to meet the post-secondary goals of students transitioning to adult life after high school
Operating Entity: Washoe County School District, Transition Services Department
Entity Type: Other
This program provides trainings and guidance to help youth with disabilities and their parents plan for transition.
Operating Entity: Nevada Parents Encouraging Parents
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program provides employment assistance services to individuals with disabilities, including a skills assessment, personalized employment counseling with a personalized employment plan, agency referral services, and connections to job opportunities.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: Ability Connection Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program is designed to help 11th and 12th-grade students with disabilities make the transition from high school to a post-secondary educational setting. Students obtain post-secondary education experience and have the opportunity to earn three credits with the College of Southern Nevada and half a high school elective credit. It is a collaboration between the Clark County School District and the College of Southern Nevada.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program brings transition, advocacy, and self-determination information into the schools with a peer to peer education model that reaches youth transitioning out of middle and high school while paying youth with disabilities to teach the curriculum to their peers. The program has been paused due to COVID-19, but materials are being offered remotely.
Operating Entity: Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
This program helps youth with disabilities access employment, education, and support services necessary to succeed in the labor market. This includes assessments to determine skills and abilities, assistance with college or trade school education, on-the-job training, and help retaining employment (such as through assistive technology and job coaching). The program also collaborates with school districts to assist in transition planning.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
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