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Community Resources for Parents

ChildA.T.A.P – Autism Treatment Assistance Program
Is a state-wide program which provides support and monthly assistance with funding to pay for Evidence-based Treatments and Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Apply by calling: 1-877-785-7243 or 702-333-1038

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada
Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (DSOSN) is the definitive resource in Southern Nevada for accurate and up-to-date information on Down syndrome and a community resource for self-advocates and their families, educators and disability professionals.
Phone: 702-648-1990  Website: www.dsosn.org

Family Ties of Nevada
Training, Information & Emotional Support (A statewide network of families affected by disabilities and/or special healthcare needs. Connect families with other families who have similar experiences, provide information about local resources, updates on events, conferences and training. Also provides information and leadership/advocacy training to help parents and self-advocates make better choices.

Lazos Familiares
Entrenamientos, Información & apoyo Emocional (una red de todo el estado de familias que son afectadas por discapacidades y/o necesidades especiales del cuiado de salud.  Conecta a familias a otros familias que tienen experiencias similares, Provee información acerca de recursos locales, estan al corriente respecto a eventos, conferencias y entrenamientos.  También provee información y liderazgo/entrenamiento de abogación para ayudar a los padres y abogar por si mismo y poder escojer mejor.
Toll-free: 1-866-326-8437  Website: www.familytiesnv.org

Family to Family Connection
Family to Family Connection is a nonprofit organization that serves families with children from birth to age four and helps provide parents and caretakers with the tools to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education and community networking. The program provides educational and emotional support that empowers parents and helps them become the best parents they can be.  The end result is healthy, confident children leading to a stronger community.
Phone: 702-870-9583  Website: www.family2familylv.org

Nevada PEP
Nevada PEP is a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities.
Toll Free: 1-800-216-5188  Website: www.nvpep.org

Hidden Miracles
Parent Support Group of Children with Special needs.  A collaborative project between Nevada Early Intervention Services and Family Ties of Nevada.  Mission Statement:  Improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families of Southern Nevada by helping them achieve their maximum potential through family and emotional support, education, advocacy, public awareness and social activities.

Milagros Escondidos
Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de Niños con Necesidades Especiales en colaboración con Servicios de Intervención Temprana de Nevada y Family Ties.  Misión: Mejorar la vida de las personas con discapacidades y sus familias en el Sur de Nevada, ayudándoles a alcanzar su máximo potencial a través de apoyo familiar y emocional, educación, abogacía, sensibilización pública y actividades sociales.
Website: angelmansyndromeofnevada.com

Nevada’s Lifespan Respite Care Grant 
What is Respite?
Respite is an occasional break that is given to a person who provides care to someone they love. These breaks can be short or long. It might just be a few hours so the caregiver can go shopping, visit friends, or see a movie. It might be a day or two, so the caregiver can tend to personal business or get away for a weekend. Or, it might be a week or two, so that the caregiver can take a vacation and “recharge their batteries.”

What are the goals of the Lifespan Respite Care Grant?
The goal of the grant is to create a sustainable system of respite care and caregiver supportive services across the lifespan.

Who Provides Respite?
Respite services are funded by a wide variety of sources.  Eligibility usually depends upon the age, income and disability of the care recipient.

Who to Contact
This website can help you to find a source of respite funding and other respite resources. http://www.nevadaadrc.com/services-and-programs/lifespan-respite

Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) has a relatively new website called the Nevada ADRC Portal, which they will use as their main, statewide, Resource Info database for the Division and also for the general public (including families of children with disabilities).  Website: www.nevadaadrc.com

Project ASSIST- Nevada’s Central Directory for Early Intervention

What it is- The purpose of Project ASSIST is to provide information, resources, and referral services to inform and educate families of infants and toddlers with disabilities or special health care needs, and the general public.  Contact ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov or 1-800-522-0066

Web:  http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/IDEA/ProjectASSIST/

Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library

What is it:   A statewide resource library available to families, professionals, educators, and staff working with young children with disabilities, and their families is the Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library located in the IDEA Part C office.  This library contains hundreds of books, DVDs and other materials regarding Autism, children with disabilities, Down Syndrome, early intervention, families, special education law, and more.  This library is available for use statewide and a catalog is available on the website.  Contact ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov or 1-800-522-0066

Web: http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/IDEA/ProjectASSIST/Special-Ed-Library/

 

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