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CCSD Police Department to host Pill Take Back Day event
Outreach program provides valuable service for the community

LAS VEGAS – The Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7-11:30 a.m. This community event will take place at Bob Miller Middle School, located at 2400 Cozy Hill Circle in Henderson.

The purpose of the event is to collect expired or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner, which will also help to keep them out of the hands of children.

“Throughout the nation and locally, we are seeing more children who are abusing prescription drugs, most of which are coming directly from their parents’ medicine cabinets,” said CCSD School Police Officer Robert Mayer. “We are holding this event not only to provide a safe method of disposal, but also to reduce the chances of these medicines falling into the hands of children. The event will also serve as a reminder for parents to secure their medications. We will discuss with them the signs to look for if they believe their children are using drugs.”

CCSD police officers have collected more than 2,300 pounds of medications during the 2014-15 school year, and they are hoping to have a higher level of participation this year. The location for the event changes each time in an effort to serve all areas of the community.

For more information about this event, contact Officer Mayer at 702-366-5244 or 702-799-7830. For more information about the Clark County School District, visit

Elko Town Hall Meeting 


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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

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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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The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists for its annual Small Business Excellence Awards. Started in 2006, the awards recognize excellence and innovation by small businesses in a variety of categories.

Click here to see finalists

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The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is pleased to announce the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Checklist iPhone application. The IEP is an individualized program designed to support the educational needs of school aged students with disabilities. This new IEP app helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access.

The IEP app is offered free of charge.

For more information click here

To download the application click here

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