Collaborative Partnerships

University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

The UCAN Team is an amalgamation of professionals from different disciplines and different agencies throughout Northern Nevada. It is truly a joint collaborative effort to provide the best assessment possible. It is with great respect that we list our partners below:

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED)

The NCED serves as Nevada’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDDs were established and funded by the Developmental Disabilities Rights Assistance and Rights Act (DD Act). UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision.

University of Nevada, Reno Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is located within the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.

University of Nevada, Reno Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The mission of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine includes a commitment to education and training of health care professionals. The Department of Psychiatry contributes to fulfillment of this mission by training medical students in behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry and by offering a psychiatric residency training program. That program teaches future psychiatrists to integrate biomedical and psychosocial approaches to patient care. The Department of Psychiatry provides education and training in the Northern and Southern urban areas and in rural Nevada. In support of the educational mission, the Department pursues of extramurally supported scientific research, and provides comprehensive clinical services.

Washoe County School District (WCSD)

Washoe County School District's Psychological Services department supports each student to achieve his or her potential through employing an understanding of mental health, child development, school organizations, learning, behavior, and motivation in order to promote responsible and productive members of society. We use data based decisions to inform and promote the mental health, welfare, an education of our students. We are committed to our own life-long learning within the profession, and to learning how our services influence students with cultural and linguistic uniqueness. Washoe County School District School Psychologists provide a broad range of services to schools and their communities. School Psychologists have specialized training in child development, the educational and psychological foundations of human behavior, research as it applies to educational practices and to student's social and cultural foundations.

Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services

Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services is part of the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), and has one primary location in Reno and serves children and families throughout the greater Reno/Sparks area. DCFS provides mental health treatment services for children with significant emotional and/or behavioral problems. Children are referred by parents, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice, private mental health providers, adult mental health providers, etc. to mental health services. Services are provided in a strengths-based approach that respects family decision-making about their children and honors the family’s cultural values and practices. Services are individualized for each child and family. DCFS’ mental health services include Community-Based Outpatient Services, Residential and Day Treatment Services and Contracted Services (NNCAS, SNCAS and Rural DCFS).

Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS)

The mission of Nevada’s Early Intervention Services is to identify infants and toddlers who are at-risk for, or who have developmental delays; provide services and supports to families to meet the individualized developmental needs of their child; and facilitate the child’s learning and participation in family and community life through the partnerships of families, caregivers and service providers.

JUSTin HOPE Foundation

The JUSTin HOPE Foundation's mission is to give hope to children and families in Northern Nevada affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neuro-developmental disorders by providing medical equipment, supplies and/or opportunities otherwise not available that will have a meaningful impact on the family as a whole.