Chris Jarvis

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Chris began his career as a Special Education paraprofessional while still in college.   It was in this role that he was introduced to the field of Assistive Technology. After completing his degree in history, along with over 30 credit hours in education, from Western Connecticut State University, Chris worked full time as a Special Education teacher. Meanwhile, with his passion for supporting individuals with special needs ignited, he continued his education in this discipline and in 2018 he graduated from the University of Louisville with a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in Assistive Technology.  

Upon graduation, Chris accepted a position as an Assistive Technology Specialist at Easterseals in Las Vegas. In this role, Chris supported numerous local businesses, casinos, and community organizations, including Nevada Department of Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR), in both Las Vegas and Reno. Following the dissolution of Easterseals’ assistive technology department in 2019, Chris returned to the East Coast where he provided assistive technology services to children with traumatic brain injuries and other brain-based disorders in New York City. With the onset of the Covid pandemic, Chris transferred to Connecticut, working for the past 3 years at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), an agency supporting over 25 school districts with their assistive technology needs.

In May of 2023, Chris eagerly accepted a position with the DETR working in the Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI). He is excited to be back in Las Vegas and serving this community once again.  Chris is passionate about breaking down barriers and helping people achieve their full potential. His zeal for his work is contagious and we are grateful to have Chris join the team and continue making a meaningful impact in the lives of Nevadans with special needs.

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