ADA Nevada provides training, technical assistance and consulting services regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). As Project Director Scott Youngs provides training to people with various disabilities,state and local government agencies including school districts, community colleges and Universities, and public and private employers. It also assists the business community in understanding their responsibilities under the law and strives to improve overall access in communities throughout the region.
The ADA Nevada Project started in 1994 as a training initiative grant funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to assist with the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Currently, the project relies on small grants and contracts and fee for service agreements on a regional level. Through direct training, technical assistance, site reviews, plan reviews, and information dissemination the project serves individuals with disabilities, public and private agencies, and the general community.
The project continues to be seen as one of the lead programs that address accessibility issues and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as other civil rights laws.