People First of Nevada

People First of Nevada People First of Nevada is a Self-Advocacy Group run by people with developmental differences throughout Nevada. As citizens of Nevada, we have the right to make our own decisions and to live self-determined lives.
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The self-advocacy movement in Nevada began when a group of people with developmental disabilities decided to meet together to discuss self-advocacy and self-determination. Self-advocates joined forces with the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) in 2003. The NCED wrote a grant to the Corporation for National & Community Service to fund five self-advocates to serve as VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members to organize local People First chapters around the state and to help create a statewide People First organization. Through these efforts, People First of Nevada officially started in May, 2003. People First of Nevada received its 501(c)3 designation in 2005. There are currently active chapters in Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Las Vegas, Fernley, Fallon, Elko and Winnemucca as well as a statewide board. Members are involved in local issues in their communities and offer testimony and legislative advocacy to create positive systemic changes for people with disabilities in Nevada. This publication is supported by the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities through grant funds from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families CFDA # 93.630. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NGCDD or Administration on Developmental Disabilities”.

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It doesn't matter what your disability is, It doesn't matter who you vote for, What matters that you exercise your RIGHT...
10/30/2020

It doesn't matter what your disability is, It doesn't matter who you vote for, What matters that you exercise your RIGHT

GO VOTE!!!!!

10/27/2020
Voting with a Disability in Nevada

Live, Laugh, Love..............Advocate..............VOTE!!!!!!!

This video includes important information on your rights as a voter with a disability in Nevada, as well as some additional tips on accommodations and transp...

Did you vote Yet????Did you know that people with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities are the large...
10/22/2020
Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Did you vote Yet????
Did you know that people with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities are the largest majority group in the country?
We need our voices to be heard..

Live, Laugh, Love..........Advocate...........VOTE

Thank you KOLO for doing this story! Helping voters with disabilities.......

It is so important for us to vote. We need to have our voices heard! Now more than ever!VOTE
10/09/2020
Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

It is so important for us to vote. We need to have our voices heard! Now more than ever!
VOTE

Are you ready to vote?! Check out our website post for information on voting in Nevada, including disability specific resources. Please feel free to share as appropriate.

09/14/2020
Vote By Mail with Liz

It is SO IMPORTANT that we all VOTE!!!!!!!!

When you don't want to leave the house, you can choose to use an absentee ballot and vote by mail! It is so important that you vote in a way that works best ...

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
08/22/2020
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council has put together a YouTube Channel called Advocates as Leaders Speakers’ Network. It is a series of videos from self-advocates that share their views on how to stay happy and healthy while social distancing through this pandemic. Watch and subscribe below!

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities
08/18/2020
Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

ABLEtoSave Month" starts this Monday and last the entire month! This is a great opportunity to engage your networks about the benefits of opening and contributing to ABLE Accounts, which are the best way for people receiving social security benefits to save without affecting their benefits -- a critical component for financial independence.

The ABLE National Resource Center will unveil podcasts, a release of new educational materials and a first ever ABLEtoSave scavenger hunt, where individuals have an opportunity to win over $1,500 in Gift of Independence gift cards.

Go to Twitter #ABLEtosave or https://www.ablenrc.org/july-august-2020-achievable-newsletter/ to read more about opportunities to engage your networks!

07/27/2020
A DAY IN THE LIFE

Yeah, and we cuss too!!!!!

Steven has Down syndrome. This could be a day in his life. This film takes a fun look at some of the interactions that people with intellectual and developme...

Happy 30 Anniversary ADA!!!!!!
07/26/2020

Happy 30 Anniversary ADA!!!!!!

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
07/18/2020
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

We are excited to share the new One Vote Now election hub as National Disability Voter Registration Week gets started. This site has important information so that you can register to vote, make a plan to vote, and get help if you need it when you cast your ballot. Visit and share onevotenow.org today! #OneVoteNow #NDVRW #DisabilityVote

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
05/29/2020

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities

Tired and bored from staying at home? Do you want a pen pal during COVID-19?

The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities and their Vice-Chair DR Reff welcomes you to Pen Pal Club.

We are creating the chance for anyone who wants a pen pal to email, mail, text, call, or share your artwork. During this time of crisis, it is important we keep friendships and invite new ones into our lives. The purpose of the Pen Pal Club is to help connect people who may be feeling isolated or lonely. Let's help connect people!

Fill out this form and we will work on getting you a pen pal!
https://bit.ly/PenPalClub

Once a pen pal has been found for you, you will get an email that includes the name of your pen pal and rules of conduct. It may take a while to connect pen pals, but if you don't hear from us within ten days please email [email protected].

[Image Description. A young woman with an envelope in the background with text that says Pen Pal Club. Hi, my name is DR. pen pal club is a chance to reach out and find new friends, a way to open up to a person that may otherwise sleep the day away or cry due to lack of friends. I want everyone that joins pen pal club to have someone to tell their joys and sorrows to.]

Good afternoon,May has been proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month in Nevada by Governor Sisolak.While we are all faci...
05/27/2020

Good afternoon,

May has been proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month in Nevada by Governor Sisolak.

While we are all facing new challenges while coping with COVID-19, it is important to remember that we are not alone and that there are resources available. Crisis Support Services of Nevada is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255 or by texting ‘care’ to 839863. Additionally, information can be found through the NV Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/info/coping/

Good afternoon,

May has been proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month in Nevada by Governor Sisolak.

While we are all facing new challenges while coping with COVID-19, it is important to remember that we are not alone and that there are resources available. Crisis Support Services of Nevada is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255 or by texting ‘care’ to 839863. Additionally, information can be found through the NV Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/info/coping/

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities
05/22/2020

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Did you know you can deposit your COVID-19 Stimulus check into your ABLE account?! This guide has important information on your stimulus checks and how you can use them with your ABLE account. http://www.nevadaddcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-Stimulus-Payments-and-ABLE-Accounts.pdf

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities
05/13/2020

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

For folks in the South.... Coordinated Transportation Plan Community Stakeholder Meeting

The Southern Nevada Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Transportation Plan) aims to enhance mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals.

Transportation and human services providers are invited to a virtual Community Stakeholder Meeting to learn more about the draft plan and share input.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 14 2020 to [email protected] to receive the webinar link and meeting reminders. A recording will also be provided following the meeting.

Go to rtcsnv.com/CTP to download the draft plan and share comments.

05/11/2020
Social Distancing with Liz

Stay safe, stay connective

Being social and connecting with each other is so important! Liz talks about what #SocialDistancing is and how to manage it during #COVID19. #Policy4All For ...

04/27/2020
COVID-19 with the CDC's Georgina Peacock

COVID-19 with the CDC's Georgina Peacock

The Corona Virus is scary and confusing for everyone, but there are precautions we can take to stay safe. Liz asks some questions about COVID-19 to the Cente...

Plain Language Booklet: My COVID-19 Plan
04/17/2020
Plain Language Booklet: My COVID-19 Plan

Plain Language Booklet: My COVID-19 Plan

  Life has changed a lot. Instead of going to school, work or out to events, everyone is asked to stay home and stay healthy. Use our plain language booklet, My COVID-19 Plan, to create your p…

03/27/2020
Crip Camp'

Now that we're home, we can watch a little disability history.
Advocates, these are ancestors! These are the people who started our movement. We must learn from them to continue the fight for equality.

Netflix, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities
03/25/2020
Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2020

Essential services available from Nevada Health and Human Services
Starting Monday, services will be available online and over the phone

Carson City, NV - To support the Governor’s directive to “Stay Home for Nevada” the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has consolidated a list of Department services available to support our citizens.

COVID-19 is impacting families, businesses and communities nationwide, but DHHS won’t let it interrupt the important services our state’s residents need now more than ever.

“Continuity of services is our number one priority and staff are available to assist,” said DHHS Director Richard Whitley. “The Department of Health and Human Services is ready and able to help Nevadans who may be facing uncertainty at this time and we encourage citizens to visit our websites or call the numbers provided for information on programs and services available throughout the Department.”

DHHS has prepared a list of important services that are available by phone, email or on the web. The Department acts as the state’s social safety net providing medical and food assistance, mental health resources and other programs to support children, seniors and Nevada families.

These services, along with the means to access them, can be found at dhhs.nv.gov/essentialservices or by calling 775-684-4000.

On Friday, Governor Steve Sisolak urged all Nevadans to practice “social distancing” and to stay home to reduce the chance of becoming infected and spreading COVID-19. As a result, state offices have closed to the public but that does not mean essential services have stopped.

At DHHS, administrative staff continues to support front-line staff working directly with Nevadans in all regions of our state. Staff who are feeling sick are on strict orders to stay home, and front-line staff are conducting health screenings over the phone before going out into the community or entering any homes.

More information about COVID-19 in Nevada, including resources and guidance, can be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

Social distancing 'not possible' for people with disabilities, raising challenges
03/24/2020
Social distancing 'not possible' for people with disabilities, raising challenges

Social distancing 'not possible' for people with disabilities, raising challenges

As health experts and government officials stress the importance of social distancing to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, workers and families who care for those with developmental disabilities are faced with the harsh realization that it's an impossible task for them. "We have to work

03/23/2020
Wheels2Walking

Important information for wheelchair users

Are Wheelchair Users Immunocompromised?!

03/19/2020
ODDS COVID-19 Info

Really good video on Covid-19
Share with your friends

ODDS COVID-19 Info

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC
03/15/2020

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC

This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information). Please share it widely. Our goal is to keep people with disabilities healthy during this national crisis. Let us know if you have suggestions on how to improve this booklet.
https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

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03/14/2020

I made this to help people to understand how important all of to take precaltions.

Hope this helps

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Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities
02/28/2020
Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Nevada Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities

Are you interested in attending the 25th Annual Supported Life Institute Self-Advocacy Conference?

The conference is held in Sacramento, CA, May 8 & 9, 2020. This year's theme is “Self Advocacy: If You Really Want It, Go For It”. This is great conference aimed at self-advocacy and peer advocacy learning, while networking with self-advocates from all over!

The NGCDD has reimbursement funding available to assist with expenses. Spaces are limited and applications must be received by March 13th. Please contact Projects Manager, Catherine Nielsen at [email protected] or 775-684-8620 for more information.

2020 Caucus - NVDems
02/06/2020
2020 Caucus - NVDems

2020 Caucus - NVDems

Find your early vote or precinct caucus location! The early vote period for our 2020 First in the West Caucus will run from February 15 – February 18 and Caucus Day is February 22! Enter your address below to find your closest early vote site or your precinct’s Caucus Day location. Ir al sitio e...

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Las Vegas, NV
8915770755

General information

Statewide Chapter Meetings Carson City: First Wednesday, 5-7 PM 1009 E. Fifth St. 3rd Floor Conference Room Elko: Third Monday, (Call for location and times) (775) 753-4062 Fallon: Third Wednesday, 5-7 PM 1170 S. Taylor (775) 428-1385 Fernley: First Tuesday, 4-6 PM Grace Baptist Church (775) 428-1385 Las Vegas: Second Friday 6-7:30 PM Pinnacale Community Services 3435 West Cheyenne, suite 103 Las Vegas, NV 89032 (702) 369-7859 Reno/Sparks: Second Thursday, 5-7 PM Kietzke Plaza 4600 Kietzke Ln., Suite B111 (775) 682-9060 Winnemucca: Second Thursday, 5-6:30 PM Las Margaritas 47 E. Winnemucca Blvd. (775) 753-4062 Dates/Times and Locations are subject to change. For most recent information contact Santa Perez, President, at [email protected]

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Um ... I think your website (www.peoplefirstofnevada.org) has been hacked.
When I was on the board for the Las Vegas chapter I learned a lot. I enjoyed working with all the members; each meeting had a pretty good turnout. Thank you, Santa Perez, for EVERYTHING YOU DO!
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