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GRANT A GIFT AUTISM FOUNDATION
Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is a non-profit charity helping children up to 18 years of age on the autism spectrum and their families fight Autism, and addressing the gap in services by offering diagnostic support services, quality of life programs and training that will prepare them to live as independent adults and have a functioning role in or communities.
Contact: Lynda Tache
FEAT OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals designed to help families with childrren who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Autism, Perfasive Development Disorder (PDD) or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Contact: Jennifer Strobel
People’s Autism Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports autistic children here in Southern Nevada. Their founders’ goal is to help parents navigate the responsibilities and needs they face in raising and coping with the additional stress of raising a autistic child. Having raised an Autisic child, their founders know the struggles and issues first hand and are here to help.
The Sports Social Program focuses on teaching specific social and behavioral skills to children and young adults of all ages and ability ranges.
Contact: Andrew Devitt
UNLV CENTER FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Conducting community-focused research and educational training on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, and community service providers in Southern Nevada. The goal of UNLV CASD is to be a nationally recognized leader in the field of ASD through high quality research and training.
Contact: Dr. Shannon Crozier-BCBA-D – Dr. Jessica Love-BCBA-D
Las Vegas Adult HF Autism/LD Meetup Group
Purpose- To provide friendship, support, and fun to high-functioning adults in the Las Vegas/Henderson area who have Asperger’s Syndrome (or are on the Autism Spectrum), ADD, or other learning disabilities. We have monthly activities at pre-planned locations. If you would like to make friends who understand you and attend fun events, please contact us. The majority of regular meetings and meetups will be held on Saturdays or Sundays.
Contact: Marilee Greene
WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (IRS FORM 8850 and 5884).
The Work Opportunity Credit provides eligible employers with a tax credit up to 40 percent of the first $6,000 of first-year wages of a new employee if the employee is part of a “targeted group.” An employee with a disability is one of the targeted groups for the Work Opportunity Credit, provided the appropriate government agencies have certified the employee as disabled. The credit is available to the employer once the employee has worked for at least 120 hours or 90 days.
2016 Disability Guide–US Social Security Administration.
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Legal Resources for Special Needs
Keeping Disabled Persons Safe While Remodeling
Creating a Home Where Your Disabled Child can Thrive
Teacher Resources for Special Needs
Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs
Disability and Credit Scores
Disability Resources from the Department of Labor
Tips for Disabled Persons to Declutter and Organize their Home
Financial Planning for Special Needs