PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES

The NGCDD accomplishes its federal mandates through several different avenues.  Some activities are carried out by NGCDD staff; others are accomplished by partnering with other established agencies and organizations to address areas of mutual concern.  Finally, the NGCDD identifies gaps in service delivery and provides community grants to develop and implement projects that address innovative ways to fill those gaps and develop infrastructure for the State. All activities and community grants address the Council’s current 5 year state plan

FFY ’18 Community Grants Awarded:

Grants awarded follow the Federal Fiscal Year dates of October 1 through September 30th.

Council Objective 3.1:

Council Objective 3.2

Council Objective 3.3

Council Objective 3.4

In addition to the provision and monitoring of community grants, Council staff manage the following projects and activities:

Where We’ve Been – A Look Back at Council Efforts

The Council is often a catalyst, connecting important resources, agencies and supports to one another in addition to organizing, participating in and funding projects that have a long term impact on disability services in Nevada. Past and present accomplishments could not have been possible without collaboration in partnership with ADD partners, state and government agencies, disability organizations and self-advocates.

Highlights of past initiatives include:

 

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Council Vice Chair with Governor Sandoval
NGCDD Council Vice Chair Stephen Schumacher with Governor Sandoval.
Council Chair Jodi Thornley and Projects Manager Kari Horn sit behind a table at a PACE event
Council Chair Jodi Thornley and Projects Manager Kari Horn at a PACE event in Rural Mesquite.
NGCDD ED Sherry Manning with Senator Tom Harkin discussing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
NGCDD ED Sherry Manning with Senator Tom Harkin discussing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
NGCDD Projects Manager Kari Horn joins advocate Santa Perez and Family Ties Project Director at the 2015 Nevada Disabilities Conference
NGCDD Projects Manager Kari Horn joins advocate Santa Perez and Family Ties Project Director Christina Hansen at the 2015 Nevada Disabilities Conference.
NGCDD Self Advocacy Coordinator Catherine Nielsen with Lt. Governor Hutchison and Secretary of State Cegavske at Advocacy Day at the Nevada Legislature.
NGCDD Self Advocacy Coordinator Catherine Nielsen with Lt. Governor Hutchison and Secretary of State Cegavske during Advocacy Day at the Nevada Legislature.
Council Executive Director Sherry Manning posing next to AIDD former Commissioner Aaron Lewis at the 2015 Nevada Disabilities Conference
Council Executive Director Sherry Manning with former AIDD Commissioner Aaron Lewis at the 2015 Nevada Disabilities Conference.
Council Member playing wheelchair rugby at the 2015 Disability Awareness Festival
NGCDD Council Member David Sorensen playing wheelchair rugby at the 2015 Disability Awareness Festival
SANN Coordinator Sheree Cassingham meets with Council member Jay Aarant
SANN Coordinator Sheree Cassingham meets with Council member Jay Arant.
Council member Kathleen Kingston meets with Congressmen Hardy (NV) and Murphy (PA) regarding mental health in Nevada
Council member Kathleen Kingston meets with Congressmen Hardy (NV) and Murphy (PA) regarding mental health in Nevada
Council member Russell Lehmann at NACDD 2016
Council member Russell Lehmann with AUCD staff and advocates at the NACDD Conference 2016