May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 2nd through May 8th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

For the month of May, we are asking family, friends, and neighbors to join us to bring much needed awareness to the mental health concerns in our community. Together we can bring awareness to Children’s Mental Health!

Our Mission

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To increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.

Guiding Principles

We believe that children, adolescents, and young adults have a right to access appropriate intervention as well as participate in all opportunities accompanied with membership in their own community. 

We believe that children, adolescents, and young adults reach their full potential when families and professionals build a partnership based on trust and respect. 

We believe that children, adolescents, and young adults and their families deserve the opportunity to live, learn, and participate fully in their communities

We believe that the family is the child’s first and best teacher; that professionals must be sought after as experts in their fields to enhance the family. 

We believe that the family’s strengths, weakness and cultures must be respected to meet the true needs of the family

We believe that Information, support and training enrich and empower families and professionals

We believe that every person has an unrealized potential for growth, and that services should be designed to maximize that potential. 

We believe that a diverse culture is essential in an interdependent world, and believe in acknowledging, embracing, and respecting diversity

We believe that it is crucial that families participate in policy-making decisions at the local, state, and national level to guide the development of meaningful services that are family driven.

Fundamental Goals

Nevada PEP will be a long-term reliable statewide resource to families and the individuals who support them by providing information, support, and training programs to empower them to better advocate for the needs of their children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Nevada PEP will assist families and the individuals who support them to better understand the nature and needs of the disabilities. Adolescents and young adults will understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to advocate themselves.

Nevada PEP will conduct community outreach and public awareness activities to families, professionals, organizations and traditionally under-served populations that directly or indirectly work with children with disabilities and their families; to raise awareness of available support, link families with other families in similar circumstances, encourage community acceptance and enhance the family centered community based service delivery.

COVID-19 Resources

During these difficult times, we know families are struggling trying to navigate unfamiliar territory. We want families to know that Nevada PEP is right there with you and we are here to help. Nevada PEP Specialists are available to offer support, community resources, and help your family find solutions. We are also available for virtual IEP meetings, and child and family team meetings. Nevada PEP is hosting virtual support groups in both English and Spanish, and we are offering live webinars on disability related topics. Go to Our Calendar to register. We also offer archived webinars you can use any time. We are just a phone call away, and we will continue to meet the needs of our families. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact us any of the following ways: Go to our Contact Page | Call: 1-800-216-5188 | Email:

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Web Accessibility Statement 

Nevada PEP recognizes the importance of ensuring our websites are accessible to those with disabilities. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors with disabilities and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.  This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible, and Nevada PEP is working to educate our staff so that the content they may post on the website will be compliant with the guidelines and be accessible to all visitors. Nevada PEP strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability as comprehensively as possible on this website. We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Programs and Services offered by Nevada PEP are supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education (H328M150026), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA (1HR1SM063015-01), opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions of either department, endorsement is not assumed.

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