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Disability News: Nevada

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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2015-03-05 - Major disability news stories from Nevada articles include medical and health related news, information, and updates

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Information regarding the State of Nevada, including statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities.

Nevada Disability Resources

Nevada Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) provides a variety of services to eligible individuals, whose vision is not correctable by ordinary eye care - detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_bvi.htm

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada

The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada is the largest organization in the region dedicated to supporting individuals and families with Down Syndrome - www.dsosn.org

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to maximize the quality of life for each individual served - www.sngoodwill.org

Accessible Space, Inc.

ASI's Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP) serves individuals who have survived a traumatic or acquired brain injury - www.accessiblespace.org

Special Olympics Nevada

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to more than 3,900 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Nevada. - www.sonv.org

Nevada Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a state and federally funded program that helps eligible people with disabilities become employed - detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm

Nevada Alzheimer's Organization

The Alzheimer's Association Web site provides information on the latest Alzheimer care strategies, research findings and advocacy initiatives - www.alz.org/norcal

Statistics: Nevada Disability

  • There are an estimated 269,000 people in the state of Nevada over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 50,000 people, or 2.3% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 138,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 58,000 people with disabilities in Nevada who are employed.
  • Around 8,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 77,000 are currently not in the workforce.


Latest Nevada Publications

  1. Special Needs Trusts for Persons with Disabilities in Nevada
  2. National Emergency Test Forgetting People with Disability in Nevada
  3. Changes in Medicare Policies Make it Difficult for Nevada Beneficiaries to Obtain Power Wheelchairs
  4. Recognition for Nevada State Mental Health Hospital


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