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Are you caring for a child with cleft lip and/or palate or other craniofacial condition? Welcome to AmeriFace, a one-stop page connecting you to advocacy, resources and support. Whether you have questions about feeding, surgery, speech therapy, social issues or battling your insurance company, chances are you'll find all the information you need right here!
Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges free air transportation for people who need to travel long
distances to access needed care. Generous volunteer pilots donate their time,
their flying skills, and all costs. There's never a charge for an Angel Flight
West mission. AFW also serves as the
“official airline” for specialty camps attended by children from Nevada. If you or someone you know could use an Angel
flight, call (310) 390-2958 or visit angelflightwest.org.
The Autism Coalition of Nevada (ACON) is comprised of representatives from various autism advocacy organizations, agencies and professionals who serve Nevadans with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders throughout our state.
Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) was created to assist parents and caregivers with the expensive cost of providing Autism-specific treatments to their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ATAP is an assistance program and the monthly allotment is intended to help parents pay for treatment.
If you need RESPITE care, Special Needs Caregivers at Care.com helps to connect people seeking Qualified 1-On-1 Care/Respite for a loved one with special needs. They also provide a number of informative articles regarding Hiring a Special Needs Caregiver, Respite Care, and more
CYSHCN serves “…children who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally”, by working with families and across systems to develop strategies that promote quality well-being and support for those children and their families.
Deaf Centers of Nevada provides education, advocacy, support and resources to families, children and individuals who have hearing impairments.
FRCs are located throughout the State of Nevada and collaborate with local and state agencies and organizations to provide case management, information, and referrals for individuals and families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family. If you are seeking services or need assistance, please contact your local Family Resource Center.
Training, Information, & Emotional Support for all families affected by disabilities and/or special health care needs in Nevada, Family TIES is the Nevada Family-to-Family Health Information Center - a family-run non-profit organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support at no cost to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. Training, Information, & Emotional Support for all families affected by disabilities and/or special health care needs in Nevada. 1-866-326-8437
Free Advocacy Service for all Nevada Residents, Information and Access to Resources, Prescription Assistance and Resources, Hospital /Medical Bill Reviews, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, Appeal and Insurance Denials.
Head Start programs serve children ages 3-5
and their families. Early Head Start programs serve pregnant women and children
birth to 3 and their families. Accepts children with developmental
delays/disabilities or special needs. Programs engage parents in their children's
learning and help them in making progress by enhancing their social &
cognitive development through the provision of educational, health, nutritional,
social and other services. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness for economically disadvantaged children. Through
statewide partnerships, the Nevada Head Start State Collaboration and Early
Childhood Systems Office enhances relationships, builds systems, and promotes
comprehensive quality services to meet the needs of young children and their
The Lovaas Center provides early intensive behavioral intervention, which incorporates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and was developed in the psychology department of UCLA under the direction of Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas. It is intended to provide intensive early intervention for young children (under four years old when treatment starts) with autism.
On-line access/referral to basic human services, health resources, employment support services, support for seniors and persons with disabilities, and programs for children, youth, and families in Nevada. And 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number you can dial that connects callers to free information about critical health and human services available in their community.
Nevada Act Early educates and brings awareness to parents, healthcare professionals and educators in all communities across Nevada about early warning signs of neurodevelopmental disorders. Learn about early warning signs of Autism and find services for your child.
Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center (NDALC) provides legal and advocacy supports for all individuals with disabilities.
The purpose of this website is to provide up-to-date resources and information that will support and assist caregivers as they care for family members and friends that are frail or disabled.
Works with consumers, agencies, and programs to assist Nevadans with developmental disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive citizens who are included in their communities.
DCFS provides mental health treatment services to children between birth and six years of age with emotional disturbance or high risk factors for emotional and behavioral disturbance and associated developmental delays. Provides community-based outpatient, individual and family oriented mental health services for children from six through seventeen years of age.
As a resident of Nevada, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). Nevada residents can download a FREE card and locate participating pharmacies. This card will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at pharmacies across the country including Albertsons Sav-on, Kmart, VONS, CVS/pharmacy, Raley’s, Longs, Safeway, Save Mart, Walgreens, Walmart, and many more.
The purpose is to enhance educational services and provide technical assistance to support parents, services providers, and other service agencies in meeting the educational needs of children and youth, birth through 21 years, who have dual sensory impairments-diagnosed with both vision and hearing impairments.
Their mission is to provide resources at the community level which promote equal opportunity and life choices for people with disabilities through which they may positively contribute to Nevada society.
Is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
Nevada Health Link was created by the State of Nevada to help individuals and small businesses easily shop for, compare and buy health insurance.
Home Visiting is a service offered to support
positive parenting, develop nurturing homes and promote healthy child
development through regular home visits by trained professionals. Home
visitors partner with parents to identify family needs, screen for necessary
services, assess children’s development and progress, provide information on
child development and activities to promote those skills, provide health
information and referrals, and connect families with peers to build a support
network. Families, who are expecting or
have children up to age five, may voluntarily request these free in home
web page is a search list for Nevada Medicaid providers.
The Medical Home Portal is a unique
source of reliable and useful information about children and youth with special health
care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for their: Families, Physicians and Medical Home teams, Other
Professionals and Caregivers, allowing users to find information about local community and
professional service providers.
Parents Encouraging Parents - Nevada's Parent Training & Information Center for families of children with disabilities. Our Mission - To increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.
Nevada Talking Book Services (NTBS) is a free library service for Nevadans who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Books and players are mailed to and from our patrons postage free. The library's collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio books and magazines for all ages.
Nevada's Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) is in the process of building a comprehensive early childhood professional development system to create a workforce prepared to support children's social emotional competence. This Pyramid Model promotes evidence-based practices that support positive social emotional skills for young children, such as recognizing emotions in self and others, learning rules and expectations, self-regulation, and positive social interactions with peers. It offers parents ideas for supporting their child's social emotional development during everyday activities and routines. Early childhood educators can learn new ways to build nurturing relationships, create supportive classroom environments, and help children develop social skills they will need to be ready for school.
PBS-NV - is a Network of professionals, parents and community members that are trying to build a sustainable culture who value and implement quality positive behavior supports through training and technical assistance.
Respite provides the primary caregiver an occasional break or temporary relief from the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for their family member with a disability. Respite care funding is available to families who meet the criteria.
We can provide therapy supports to family members (e.g., parents, siblings) who may be impacted by an infant's disability. Many of our therapists are marriage and family therapists (MFTs) who approach situations from a family dynamics perspective and who work with family members to understand and adjust to a loved one's disabilities.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities.
The Vegas PBS Special Needs
Resource Library is a grant funded free-loan library available to all Nevada residents. We offer a specialized collection of educational media to meet the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired persons, their parents and educators. Order items online or by calling our office for assistance. Your order will be mailed direct to you free-of-charge (includes return shipping.)
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge.