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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).
 
Enrollment Store
Phone for both stores: 844-386-1189 (toll-free)
 
Northern Nevada Location
3937 South McCarran Blvd., Reno
 
(Corner of Longley and South McCarran behind the Wet Hen Café)
 
Open 7 Days a Week: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
 
Extended hours on the 15th of each month: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Southern Nevada Location
The Boulevard Mall
3528 South Maryland Parkway #384, Las Vegas
 
Open 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Noon-7 p.m.
 
Extended hours on the 15th of each month: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
 
 
 
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
 
Flyers
·       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/
 


Tony Records from TRA Consulting will be holding
TOWN HALL MEETINGS to gather information to update the
Olmstead Assessment to help determine planning needs for the future.

WHERE:
Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431

WHEN:

· 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.

 

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:

  • A fact sheet for parents on schools’ obligations under federal law to address bullying. The fact sheet is also available in Spanish.
  • Visiting the federal Web site, www.stopbullying.gov, which provides useful information on bullying prevention and remedies.
  • Asking to meet with the student’s team that designs his or her individualized education program – the IEP or Section 504 teams.
  • Asking to meet with the principal or school district’s special education coordinators to have the school address bullying concerns.
  •  Seeking help from OCR. The office investigates complaints of disability discrimination at schools. To learn more about federal civil rights laws or how to file a complaint, contact OCR at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), or ocr@ed.gov. OCR’s Web site is www.ed.gov/ocr. To fill out a complaint form online, go to http://www.ed.gov/ocr/complaintintro.html.

To view OCR's guidance detailing public schools’ responsibilities regarding the bullying of students with disabilities in Spanish, click here.


 

4 days until event!
Sent Date: September 23, 2014

The End of Bullying Begins with You,


Join Us as Nevada PEP gears up for the 3rd Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying 5k & 1.5 mile Event.

Last year you supported the Run Walk Roll event and our community by raising Bullying Awareness. This year we are asking for your support again!

You can raise even more awareness this year! Start a team of 5 or more friends, family members or co-workers to participate and everyone gets a team discount!

Registration is fast and easy.
www.nvpep.org/bullying.html

We look forward to seeing you there,
Nevada PEP


Southern Nevada
Northern Nevada
Southern Nevada Flyer | SPANISH Southern Flyer
Northern Nevada Flyer | SPANISH Northern Flyer
    Southern Nevada PSA with
    Professional BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna
    Northern Nevada PSA

Did You Know?

• More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from
    school each day from fear of being bullied

• Over 14 percent of high school students have
    considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it

• 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school

Nevada PEP's Social Networks

Statewide Central Office Satellite Office
Toll-Free 800-216-5188 2101 South Jones Blvd, Suite 120 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-202
www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89146 Reno, NV 89502
pepinfo@nvpep.org Phone: 702-388-8899 Phone: 775-448-9950
  Fax: 702-388-2966 Fax: 775-448-9603
Nevada PEP provides links and references to information and applications for your own use and is not able to offer any warranty regarding their use or application. Visitors that download information from this site do so at their own risk.
 
 
 

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DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

 

 

     

 

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:

Macy’s Summerlin

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

DONATE TODAY!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 days until event!
Sent Date: September 23, 2014

The End of Bullying Begins with You,


Join Us as Nevada PEP gears up for the 3rd Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying 5k & 1.5 mile Event.

Last year you supported the Run Walk Roll event and our community by raising Bullying Awareness. This year we are asking for your support again!

You can raise even more awareness this year! Start a team of 5 or more friends, family members or co-workers to participate and everyone gets a team discount!

Registration is fast and easy.
www.nvpep.org/bullying.html

We look forward to seeing you there,
Nevada PEP


Southern Nevada
Northern Nevada
Southern Nevada Flyer | SPANISH Southern Flyer
Northern Nevada Flyer | SPANISH Northern Flyer
    Southern Nevada PSA with
    Professional BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna
    Northern Nevada PSA

Did You Know?

• More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from
    school each day from fear of being bullied

• Over 14 percent of high school students have
    considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it

• 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school

Nevada PEP's Social Networks

Statewide Central Office Satellite Office
Toll-Free 800-216-5188 2101 South Jones Blvd, Suite 120 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-202
www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89146 Reno, NV 89502
pepinfo@nvpep.org Phone: 702-388-8899 Phone: 775-448-9950
  Fax: 702-388-2966 Fax: 775-448-9603
Nevada PEP provides links and references to information and applications for your own use and is not able to offer any warranty regarding their use or application. Visitors that download information from this site do so at their own risk.
 
 
 

Elko Town Hall Meeting 

 

Please Click Here to View

 

 

 

Sent Date: August 12, 2014



To discuss the service needs of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Sponsored by:

State of Nevada Aging & Disability Services Division

Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center

State of Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation

Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living


Did You Know?

• According to the US Census, Nevada has seen roughly a 28% increase in
  the number of people who are blind or visually impaired since 2008

• There are almost 65,000 blind or visually impaired individuals in
  Nevada 89% (58,000) are over the age of 18

• There hasn’t been an increase in blind/visually impaired service providers and services:
    - Life Skills
    - Mobility
    - Qualified trainers

• Not all services and supports are covered by insurance

What are the gaps in services across the LIFESPAN (youth, students, adults, senior and retirees) for people who are blind or visually impaired?

If this information is of interest to you, a family member, a friend or someone you know,
the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division,
Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center,
State of Nevada Department of Employment Training & Rehabilitation,
Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living,
and the National Federation of the Blind Nevada,
in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living and Assistive Technology Councils, welcomes interested persons to join the Town Hall Meeting

Participation and suggestions at the community level will be used to develop what is needed to effectively meet the needs for Nevadans who are blind or have visual impairments.

NOTE: We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who have disabilities and wish to attend the meeting. If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify Dianna DeBisschop at (775) 777-1590 as soon as possible and at least five days in advance of the meeting. If you wish, you may e-mail her at Dianna@ndalc.org.



Nevada PEP's Social Networks

Statewide Central Office Satellite Office
Toll-Free 800-216-5188 2101 South Jones Blvd, Suite 120 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-202
www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89146 Reno, NV 89502
pepinfo@nvpep.org Phone: 702-388-8899 Phone: 775-448-9950
  Fax: 702-388-2966 Fax: 775-448-9603
Nevada PEP provides links and references to information and applications for your own use and is not able to offer any warranty regarding their use or application. Visitors that download information from this site do so at their own risk.
 
 
 
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Greetings,

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at McCarran International
Airport (LAS) invites you to a Roundtable to discuss the agency's new
initiatives affecting seniors, passengers with disabilities or medical
conditions and multicultural passengers for the State of Nevada.

The meeting will be held at LAS, 6750 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 200; Las
Vegas, NV; 89119 in the Learning Center on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from
10:00 a.m. to noon.

Speakers will include Karen Burke, Federal Security Director for Nevada,
Kimberly Bandy, TSA's Multicultural Branch Manager, and Seena Foster,
TSA's Disability Branch Manager. Ms. Bandy and Ms. Foster are both from
TSA's Office of Civil Rights & Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler
Engagement, which is located at TSA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

AGENDA:

1. Risk-Based Security, including TSA Precheck
2. TSA Cares Help Line and Passenger Support Specialists
3. How TSA enforces civil rights and liberties
4. Q&A

We think you will find this an informative engagement and hope someone
from your organization can attend. Please RSVP with the name of the
individual and the organization you represent and accommodation requests
to Laura Renner, LAS Customer Support and Quality Improvement Manager, at:
LAScustomersupport@tsa.dhs.gov<mailto:LAScustomersupport@tsa.dhs.gov>.

We look forward to seeing you!

#NEVADA #TSA #McCarranInternationalAirport #SENIORS #PRECHECK #SUPPORT #CIVILRIGHTS #LIBERTIES

-- Please join us on August 18, 2014 for our 2nd Annual Women's Tea! Purchase
tickets at Give.EasterSealsNevada.Org

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For Immediate Release March 21, 2014

DETR and Officials Plan Rural Town Hall Meetings

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) in partnership with Nevada Broadcasters Association, will hold a series of town hall meetings April 1-April 4, 2014 in Ely, Elko, Winnemucca, and Fallon to survey residents about their feelings on issues facing the state, particularly in regards to persons with disabilities.

As part of its responsibility to community outreach, Nevada Broadcasters is providing radio advertising in the preceding weeks in advance of each stop, and has arranged for the venue and refreshments in each city, said Bob Fisher, CEO of Nevada Broadcasters.

Fisher will serve as the moderator for each meeting, and authorities on each talking point will make presentations and be available to address the concerns and questions raised at the meetings. The town hall meetings will address such topics as job placement for people with disabilities; statewide unemployment; education, business and homeland security.

“We are encouraging as many residents as possible to attend. These meetings will give us an opportunity to interact face to face with residents in these underserved communities and hear from them about what they see as important to their communities,” said Frank Woodbeck, DETR director. “We need to better understand what we can improve upon in such areas as helping people with disabilities become employed, how to help businesses be more successful, and improving the state of education for people with disabilities and the underemployed and unemployed. Feedback from each community will be used for program development to address identified needs.”

All topics from constituents are welcomed. First responders are also encouraged to attend to share their views on homeland security issues, Woodbeck said.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Bristlecone Convention Center
150 Sixth Street
Ely, NV 89301

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Elko Convention Center
700 Moren Way
Elko, NV 89801

Thursday. April 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Winnemucca Inn
741 W. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Fallon Convention Center
100 Campus Way
Fallon, NV 89406

THE WHITE HOUSE
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL: REWARDING HARD WORK
 
Raising the Minimum Wage through Executive Order to $10.10 for Federal Contract Workers & Calling on Congress to Finish the Job for All Workers by Passing the Harkin-Miller Bill


Today, continuing to fulfill his promise to make 2014 a year of action, the President will sign an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers.

The Executive Order the President will sign today will benefit hundreds of thousands of people working under contracts with the federal government who are making less than $10.10 an hour. It will also improve the value that taxpayers are getting from the federal government’s investment. Studies show that boosting low wages will reduce turnover and absenteeism, while also boosting morale and improving the incentives for workers, leading to higher productivity overall. These gains improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to the government.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama pledged to both take executive action wherever he can and work with Congress to increase opportunity for all Americans. Consistent with that pledge, the President will continue to work with Congress to finish the job to raise the minimum wage for all Americans and pass the Harkin-Miller bill so that all workers can be paid at least a $10.10 minimum wage.

Click HERE for >> Details of the Executive Order

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