Amy Auerbach, founder and project manager of Northern Nevada Disability Access, was inspired to create a website to connect people with disabilities and health conditions to easily find services in Northern Nevada.
In January 1996, Amy’s son was born enduring multiple developmental disabilities. Then in his early teenage years a chromosomal abnormality was discovered. Amy spent countess hours gathering information on resources, created a website, and networked with service providers in Northern Nevada. Amy’s inspiration of starting NNVDA was formed from her son’s challenges to encourage families who need access to reach these providers.
In July 2010, NNVDA launched the Northern Nevada Disability Access website.
Amy accumulated information, interviewing providers, and developing a spectrum of services from Alzheimer’s to Yoga for the Special Child to diverse community in Northern Nevada.