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NEVADA Department of Health and Human Services – Disability Services – Assistive Technology Programs
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADS) Disability Services (DS) Unit of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of resources at the community level for people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Programs and Services Include:
- Assistive Technology Assessments and Training Services – Assessments and Training are available to families, professionals and people with disabilities to help them learn about the assistive devices currently available, which ones are appropriate for a given situation, and how they might make a difference in a person’s activities of daily living. These services are provided by the University of Nevada and Easter Seals of Southern Nevada.
For more information: Northern Nevada, call UNR-UCEDD at (775) 784-4921 Southern Nevada, call Easter Seals at (702) 870-7050
- Assistive Technology Independent Living Program – The Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program helps individuals to remain living in the community by making their homes and vehicles more accessible. Some clients share in the cost, on a sliding scale. The service is provided by the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living and RAGE, Inc., a disability owned nonprofit agency in southern Nevada. For more information contact: Northern Nevada, call CARE Chest at (775) 829-2273 Southern Nevada, call RAGE at (702) 333-1038
- Equipment Distribution Program – The Equipment Distribution Program provides accessible telecommunications equipment (like TTYs) to those with speech and hearing disabilities. This service and equipment is free to those who qualify through the non-profit organization
- Recycled Equipment Program – The equipment-recycling program provides free medical equipment to those who lack other resources. Services are provided CARE Chest in northern Nevada and Easter Seals in southern Nevada. For more information contact: Northern Nevada – CARE Chest at (775) 829-2273
Southern Nevada – Easter Seals at (702) 870-7050