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How Do I Get Started?

PEP staff member with volunteerGive the main Nevada PEP office a call at (702) 388-8899; the satellite office in Northern Nevada at (775) 448-9950 or the toll-free state-wide at 1-800-216-5188. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST (not including evening and weekend trainings, workshops, and support groups)

Who Should Call?

  • Parents of children with special needs, illnesses, and disabilities
  • Parents of children with mental health needs
  • Parents needing encouragement and support from other parents
  • Family members, friends, and persons with disabilities
  • Professionals in the medical, educational, and human services fields
  • Community leaders who make decisions about support programs for children with disabilities and their families


Is There a Cost? And Can PEP Offer Financial Assistance?

Nevada PEP services are provided free of charge to Nevada families because we receive funding from a variety of government, foundation, and private sources. Unfortunately we cannot offer financial assistance but we have resource that might be able to assist you.


What Can I Expect When I Call?

You will be asked some basic information to direct your call to the appropriate person. The majority of Nevada PEP staff are parents of children with disabilities themselves who understand what you are experiencing and are ready to help you help your child.


What If I'm Not Sure If Nevada PEP Can Help Me?

Call us anyway! Chances are there is something to fit your needs. Nevada PEP helps a wide variety of families and professionals on local, state, and national levels every day


Are There Organizations Like Nevada PEP In Other States?

Yes, there is a parent training and informational center in every state. There are also independent non-profit organizations in other states that operate the State-wide Family Network program. You can call Nevada PEP for other locations of other PTIs and SFNs.

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What Is A Parent Training And Information Center (PTI)?

PEP Central OfficePTIs are non-profit organizations funded throughout the nation by the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). PTIs support families of children with disabilities by providing services and resources. The national network is made up of 104 Parent Centers throughout the United States helping over 7 million children.


What Is A State-wide Family Network (SFN)?

The National Center for Mental Health Services provides funding for most states to operate a Statewide Family Network. Family driven non-profits in each state receive a grant to assist families in accessing appropriate care for their children and to mentor families to become leaders in System of Care reform. Nevada PEP developed and operates Nevada’s Statewide Family Network.


Does Nevada PEP Provide Respite Service?

No, however there are several respite programs throughout the state and Nevada PEP has information and applications that we could send to parents.


Is Nevada PEP A 501(C)(3) Organization?

Yes! Nevada PEP is a nonprofit organization serving children and youth with disabilities throughout the state of Nevada and its impact is felt around the nation. Gifts to Nevada PEP are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


What Are Some Recent Accomplishments Of Nevada PEP?

  • Helped over 20,000 individuals with information and assistance this year including contacts from parents, educators and community member; a number increasing each year
  • Conducts more than 200 training workshops annually, in English and Spanish, to parents, teachers, social workers, daycare workers and more
  • Bringing awareness to the community through our fundraising efforts with the Southern Nevada Baldy Bash and the Northern Nevada Children’s Art Show & Silent Auction
  • Over 6,013 hours of volunteer service logged by our state-wide community in FY 2009-2010