State of Nevada

Department of Health and Human Services

Aging and Disability Services Division

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment:  ADSD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication:  ADSD will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in ADSD programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:ADSD will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in ADSD offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of ADSD, may contact the ADA Coordinator, at 775 687- 0528 or via email at blegier@adsd.nv.gov  as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

  

The ADA does not require ADSD to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

  

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of ADSD is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, at 775 687- 4210.

  

ADSD will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

  

 

State of Nevada

Department of Health and Human Services

Aging and Disability Services Division

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  ADSD does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

 

ADSD:

Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact the ADA Coordinator at 775 687- 4210.

If you believe that ADSD has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: ADA Coordinator at 775 687- 4210; via fax at 775 687– 0574, via TDD at 711; or in person at 3416 Goni Road, Suite D, Carson City, NV 89706.

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the ADSD ADA Coordinator is available to help you.

 

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F

HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201

1 800-368-1019 (Phone)

800 537-7697 (TDD)

 

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.