The regional center provides services to all consumers of any age range who meet eligibility
criteria for having an intellectual disability or related condition. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 433.211 “Persons with related conditions” defined. “Persons with
related conditions” means persons who have a severe, chronic disability which:
1. Is attributable to:
(a) Cerebral palsy or epilepsy; or
(b) Any other condition, other than mental illness, found to be closely related to an intellectual disability because the condition results in impairment
of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with an intellectual disability and requires treatment or services similar to those required
by a person with an intellectual disability;
2. Is manifested before the person affected attains the age of 22 years;
3. Is likely to continue indefinitely; and
4. Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
(a) Taking care of oneself;
(b) Understanding and use of language;
(e) Self-direction; and
(f) Capacity for independent living.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 2589
; A 2013, 662
Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 433.099 “Intellectual disability” defined. “Intellectual disability” means significantly sub average general intellectual functioning
existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period.
(Added to NRS by 1975, 1591; A
)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 433.174)
All consumers served by the regional centers receive targeted case management/service coordination from agency service coordinators (Developmental Specialists). Service
coordinators are responsible for facilitating access to supports deemed necessary for achieving short and long term goals and finding community resources, planning, providing initial
and ongoing assessment as well as maintaining and monitoring needs of the individual and services requested. The relationship between the service coordinator and the
individual/family is a partnership. Both use a person-centered process and are active participants in finding, developing and maintaining resources.
All individuals receiving services through the regional center shall have an Individual Support Plan (ISP) developed with the assigned case manager/service coordinator. This plan
will reflect the services and supports needed to assist the person/family in reaching desired outcomes and specify a time frame for delivery of services and the responsibilities of each
of the team members. This plan will be reviewed regularly and modified throughout the year as necessary.
Team members collaborate to develop a support plan with the goals of promoting health, safety and welfare, while making sure that each person’s individualized needs and preferences are prioritized.
Family Preservation Program (FPP) NRS 435.365 Family Preservation is financial assistance to a parent or other relative caring for certain persons with intellectual
disabilities or related conditions or young child with certain developmental delays. Whenever a person with an intellectual disability or a related condition is cared for by
a parent or other relative with whom the person lives, that parent or relative is eligible to receive assistance on a monthly basis from the Division for each such person who lives and
is cared for in the home if the Division finds that:
(a) The person with an intellectual disability or a related condition has been diagnosed as having a profound or severe intellectual disability or, if he
or she is under 6 years of age, has developmental delays that require support that is equivalent to the support required by a person with a profound or severe intellectual disability or a
(b) The person with an intellectual disability or a related condition is receiving adequate care; and
(c) The person with an intellectual disability or a related condition and the parent or other relative with whom the person lives is not reasonably able
to pay for his or her care and support.
This program is designed to assist a family who has a child or adult with severe or profound intellectual disability living at home. Children under the age of 6 who have
developmental delays that require support equivalent to a person with severe or profound intellectual disability or a related condition are also eligible.
Respite services are defined as time away from the constant care of a child with a developmental disability. The respite program allows families the flexibility to
choose who cares for their child. Clinical services are provided to conduct assessments and testing for eligibility determinations and support needs.
Purchase of Service (POS):This service is available to any family who has an individual living at home, in a foster home or in an extended family home that demonstrates a
critical need. “Critical needs” are items that endanger the individual/family if they do not receive assistance. Examples of critical needs are: utility payments (turning off
services), groceries (no food in the home), environmental adaptations or dental expense not covered by Medicaid.
Supported Living Arrangement (SLA):
NRS 435.3315Supported living arrangement services” means flexible, individualized services provided in the home, for compensation,
to a person with an intellectual disability or a person with a related condition who is served by the Division that are designed and coordinated to assist the person in maximizing the
person’s independence, including, without limitation, training and habilitation services. Supported living arrangements are designed to maximize independence in the community.
Possible living arrangement settings include an Individual’s family home, apartments, host home, foster home and shared residence. This service is provided through provider agencies
that are contracted with the regional centers. Two hundred and thirty four children (234) receive Supported Living Arrangement services which are designed to ensure the health and safety
of the child and to assist in the acquisition, retention and improvement of skills necessary for the child to successfully live in the community.
Job and Day Training (JDT) work supports: NRS 435.176Jobs and day training services means individualized services for day
habilitation, prevocational and employment and supported employment:
1. Which are provided:
(a) For compensation;
(b) In a division facility or in the community; and
(c) To a person with an intellectual disability or a person with a related condition who is served by the Division; and
2. Which are designed to assist the person in:
(a) Learning or maintaining skills;
(b) Succeeding in paid or unpaid employment;
(c) Increasing self-sufficiency, including, without limitation, training and habilitation services; and
(d) Contributing to the person’s community
This program is designed to assist transitional youth and adults with a disability to work in a community training center or competitive employment environment. Supports
include vocational, pre-vocational, competitive employment; follow along, career planning or day habilitation supports. This program is designed to
assist people with a disability in finding, learning and maintaining competitive employment. This service is provided through contracted providers
of the regional centers.