What is Nevada PEP?
Over twenty-five years ago, we started with a dream, a hope, and a vision of what is right and possible for our children. Our mission began with families sitting around a kitchen table looking into the future; seeing their children growing, thriving and experiencing life’s offerings. Yet, we recognized that between dream and reality there stood a lifetime of work. So began Nevada PEP, a homegrown nonprofit organization, offering Education, Empowerment, and Encouragement to families of children with disabilities including behavioral health care needs.
Information and guidance is a critical component in keeping families together. Our services are about empowering families to be life-long advocates for their children through education and skill building. Nevada PEP recognizes that parents are experts on their children; but must learn about disabilities, intervention needs, and how to develop a support system to meet those needs.
Nevada PEP is a family of families caring, supporting and guiding one another through the challenges of raising children with disabilities. We have shared many of your experiences! When your family and friends fail to understand, you always have someone to talk to at Nevada PEP. You are NOT ALONE! All of our staff has been impacted by disability in some way and recognizes that navigating Nevada’s challenging support system is frustrating at best.
Nevada PEP is a statewide organization serving families of children and youth with disabilities and behavioral health needs from birth to 26 and their service providers. We offer a variety of training workshops on special education, mental health care, and disability related topics.
Over the years, not only has PEP made a difference in the lives of families, it has also made a positive impact on disability services through its community collaboration and advocacy efforts. A professional in the community stated “Show me a family with a positive outlook and optimism for the future and I’ll show you a family that’s got PEP”.