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Posted in PEP News on January 13, 2015 by Nevada PEP
DATE OF MEETING: January 23, 2015
PLACE: West Neighborhood Family Service Center
6171 West Charleston Boulevard, Building 8
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Items may be taken out of order
Items may be combined for consideration by the public body
Items may be pulled or removed from the agenda at any time; The public body may place reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of public comments but may not restrict comments comments based upon viewpoint
I. Call to Order
III. Public Comment and Discussion - No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on the agenda as an item upon which action can be taken.
IV. For possible action: Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes for December 5, 2014
V. For possible action: Report on Agency Updates, Legislative Activities, New Initiatives and Approval of Recommendations.
VI. For possible action: Discussion on Consortium Membership, Vacancies and Approval of Recommendations for New Members
VII. For possible action: Report on Governor’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Council and Southern Nevada Forum Healthcare Subcommittee – Dan Musgrove, CCCMHC Vice Chairman
VIII. For possible action: Discussion and Approval of CCCMHC Vice Chairman Dan Musgrove to Represent the Clark County Consortium During the 2015 Legislative Session as an Unpaid Lobbyist
IX. For possible action: Report on Children’s System of Care Behavioral Health Subcommittee – Kelly Wooldridge, Deputy Administrator, DCFS
X. For possible action: Report on the Status of Children’s Mobile Crisis Teams - Kelly Wooldridge, Deputy Administrator, DCFS
XI. For possible action: Approval of the Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium Strategic Plan Status Report
XII. For possible action: Workgroup Reports
A. Public Awareness – Mike Bernstein
B. Infrastructure Workgroup – Karen Taycher
C. Crises Workgroup – Jennifer Bevaqua
XIII. For possible action: Discussion on Strategies to Encourage Parent Participation in Consortium Activities
XIV. For possible action: Date for next meeting & Agenda Items
XV. Public Comment and Discussion - No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on the agenda as an item upon which action can be taken.
The Consortium reserves the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.
We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to participate. If special arrangements are necessary, please contact Angela Vallejos at (702) 486-0077 no later than Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
This notice has been posted at
In addition, this notice/agenda was mailed to groups and individuals as requested and posted on the DCFS website. Contact Lori Brown at Lori.Brown@DCFS.NV.GOV or call 775-688-1633 for any agendas or handouts.
From 11/15/14-2/15/15, the Enrollment Stores have staff that will help people apply for Medicaid. Applicants with all the relevant information can take about 10 minutes. The more complicated applicants can take as long as 40 minutes. There is an advantage of going to the Enrollment Store, if the person may need to apply for a QHP and/or Medicaid, both can be done at the same site. The Enrollment Stores are open every day (except for Christmas).
Phone for both stores: 844-386-1189 (toll-free)
DWSS website (https://dwss.nv.gov/ ) Resources and Upcoming Events has more information, which includes:
· Poster/Brochure – Apply for Medicaid – Peace of Mind is Just a Click Away (English & Spanish)
· The Guide to Medicaid (Newspaper insert, excellent resource about how to apply)
· Medicaid Booklet (English & Spanish) – excellent description of Medicaid services
· Positively Kids – assists families in applying for Medicaid (Las Vegas only)
· Nevada Health Link Enrollment and Community Health Alliance (Reno and local communities)
· Medicaid Enrollment in Carson City, Fernley & Fallon (English & Spanish)
Other resources for people who are not Medicaid eligible.
· Access to Health Care Network – 1-877-385-2345 website http://www.accesstohealthcare.org/
· Consumer Health Assistance – 1-888-333-1597 website http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/CHA/
Helpful Contact List>> www.nvpep.org/NevadaHealthLink_HelpfulContacts_2015.pdf
Posted in PEP News on November 21, 2014 by Nevada PEP
TOWN HALL MEETINGS to gather information to update the
Olmstead Assessment to help determine planning needs for the future.
Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
· Monday, December 1, 2014
o 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (for organizations and parents)
o 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (for self-advocates)
· Tuesday, December 2, 2014
o 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (for self-advocates)
o 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (for organizations and parents)
For all disability organizations, self-advocates and parents.
Posted in PEP News on October 23, 2014 by Nevada PEP
Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated – including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities.
The Department issued guidance in the form of a letter to educators detailing public schools’ responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the bullying of students with disabilities. If a student with a disability is being bullied, federal law requires schools to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the issue and, as necessary, take steps to stop the bullying and prevent it from recurring.
Since 2009, OCR has received more than 2,000 complaints regarding the bullying of students with disabilities in the nation’s public elementary and secondary schools. This guidance builds upon anti-bullying guidance the Department has issues in recent years concerning schools' legal obligations to fix the problem.
Help is available for those who are either targets of disability bullying or know of someone who might be, such as:
To view OCR's guidance detailing public schools’ responsibilities regarding the bullying of students with disabilities in Spanish, click here.
Posted in PEP News on September 23, 2014 by Nevada PEP
Nevada PEP is partnering with
For the Grand Opening of
DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN MACY’S!
Join us on Saturday, October 4th during Charity Shopping Day at:
2075 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas- 89135
Your Charity Shopping Day Passes is available now for $5.00
100% of your $5.00 donation benefits Nevada PEP
For more information contact Nevada PEP- 702-388-8899
You will receive:
- Special savings offers valid only at Macy’s Summerlin
- A chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card
- Music and entertainment for the whole family
Your donation to Nevada P.E.P., Inc. may be tax deductible please consult your tax advisor. #88-030113