Mission Statement

People First of Nevada is a Self-Advocacy Group run by people with developmental differences throughout Nevada. As citizens of Nevada, we have the right to make our own decisions and to live self-determined lives.

About People First of Nevada:

The self-advocacy movement in Nevada began when a group of people with developmental disabilities decided to meet together to discuss self-advocacy and self-determination. Self-advocates joined forces with the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) in 2003. The NCED wrote a grant to the Corporation for National & Community Service to fund five self-advocates to serve as VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members to organize local People First chapters around the state and to help create a statewide People First organization. Through these efforts, People First of Nevada officially started in May, 2003.

People First of Nevada received its 501(c)3 designation in 2005. There are currently active chapters in Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Las Vegas,  Fallon, Elko and Winnemucca as well as a statewide board. Members are involved in local issues in their communities and offer testimony and legislative advocacy to create positive systemic changes for people with disabilities in Nevada.


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The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of People First of Nevada and do not necessarily represent the official views of Administration on Developmental Disabilities or any other related or supporting agency or organization.