The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) serves as Nevada’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDDs were established and funded by the Developmental Disabilities Rights Assistance and Rights Act (DD Act). UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision.
The NCED projects are focused in Advocacy and Family Support, Assistive Technology and Accessibility, Education of Children with Disabilities, Employment and Transition, Positive Behavioral Supports, and Leadership Preparation and Disability Awareness.
People First of Nevada is a project of the NCED, with funding from Americorps VISTA, Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Matley Foundation. The VISTA project has grown to become a Youth Transition Project, which the NCED operates in collaboration with Family TIES of Nevada.
Read more about the NCED at: NCED’s website