Aidens Gift
Providing children with special needs equipment and supplies needed to thrive in an already challenging world.
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Sonia Griffin:
Autism Society of America NNASA (N. Nevada Chapter)

The national Autism Society of America, and the Northern Nevada chapter, have  been in operation since 1965 and 1993, respectively. We are recognized  501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organizations. The local Autism chapter helps support regional groups who assist our Northern Nevada Autism families, by distributing donation funds and through dissemination of information. We appreciate all efforts in making the lives of persons with Autism more productive and meaningful. Website.

California Department of Developmental Services

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.



California Department of Mental Health Services

MHSD administers a number of mental health programs for Children and Youth, Adults, and Older Adults. Website.

Center for Adaptive Riding (Northern Nevada)

At the Center for Adaptive Riding, our mission is to be the leading horsemanship organization for individuals of all abilities by providing quality equine assisted activities that enrich the lives of our participants, their families, and our community. Website

Disabled Sports USA Tahoe

Disabled Sports USA Far West leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 40 years’ experience, their trained staff and volunteers guide people with disabilities in discovering life without limits. They are a PSIA Member Ski School (Professional Ski Instructors of America). Their PSIA certified instructors and trained volunteers make skiing or snowboarding possible for anyone with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities. Website.

Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada

Our mission is to create a positive understanding of Down syndrome. We provide events, information, education and awareness as we advocate for full community inclusion of people with Down syndrome and their families. Website.

Healing Moves Foundation

Welcome to the Healing Moves Foundation website! Our organization recognizes that being physically active is one of the most important steps that people of all ages and abilities can take to improve their health and quality of life.  Website.


Giving hope to individuals and families in Northern Nevada affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopment disorders by providing support and/or opportunities that will have a meaningful impact on the family as a whole.



NAC Foundation

Our mission is to provide awareness, education, support and resources to families with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism and Similar Disorders. Website.

Nevada ADRC

Nevada’s Care Connection provides information on and access to aging and disability services throughout Nevada. This website, along with our resource centers will help you learn, plan and access services so you can live the life you want.  Website.

Nevada Department of Aging and Disability Services

Vision:  Nevadans, regardless of age or ability will enjoy a meaningful life led with dignity and self- determination.

Mission: The mission of ADSD is to ensure the provision of effective supports and services to meet the needs of individuals and families, helping them lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives. Website

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

It is the mission of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health to protect, promote and improve the physical and behavioral health of the people in Nevada.  Website.

Nevada Division of Mental Health and Development Services

Services for children, adolescents, and adults include: Outpatient Counseling Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Service Coordination, Consultation and Education Crisis Services during business hours, Group Therapy. Website.

Nevada PEP

Nevada PEP is a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities.

Northern Nevada Disability Access

Northern Nevada Disability Access offers valuable information of service providers in Northern Nevada. (NNVDA) is a resource directory offering special features.

Amy Auerback

Northern Nevada Rave Family Foundation

The mission of the Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation (RAVE-an acronym for Respite And Volunteer Experiences) is to improve the well-being of Nevada families by providing respite to families caring for young children and adult family members with special needs. The NNRFF, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, accomplishes this by training youth volunteers to care for these exceptional children and by providing vouchers for families to choose appropriate respite options. The NNRFF was named “Agency of the Year, 2009” by the Human Services Network, and “Outstanding Program, 2009” by the CAN-Prevent Task Force for the Kristine Nagy-Johnson Awards. The NNRFF operates the only center-based program in Washoe County that offers respite care for families caring for young children with disabilities and/or special needs (2007 Assessment of Nevada’s Child Abuse Prevention Services).

Project Assist

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 or 1-800-522-0066

Reno Adaptive Recreation

The Adaptive Rec Connect is the best way to stay current on area adaptive recreation opportunities.  Website.

Rural Regional Center

Rural Regional Center, also known as RRC, is a Nevada state agency that provides services to children and adults living in rural counties of Nevada. Intake services are located in the main Carson City offices. Website.

Sierra Regional Center

Sierra Regional Center also known as SRC, is the State of Nevada operated regional center located in the Reno/Sparks area and serving Washoe County, Nevada. Website.


The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The ARC California
The ARC Nevada

The Arc in Nevada is committed to all people with developmental disabilities, and works to develop programs, funding and public policy that will assist them in realizing their goals of learning, living, working, worshiping and playing in the community.

The Autism Coalition of Nevada (ACON)

The Autism Coalition of Nevada (ACON) is comprised of representatives from various autism advocacy organizations, agencies and professionals who serve Nevadans with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders throughout our state.

ACON believes the children, adults and their families, who are touched by these disorders, deserve an early diagnosis, deserve to have access to evidence-based treatments, and to receive accurate information regardless of age, income, or race.

Our main purpose is to ensure that services are available to all, and to keep you informed of progress in this area. The Autism Coalition of Nevada is focused in uniting all people affected by ASD, ASD Advocacy organizations, local and national political affiliates/Legislators, and the service providers in Nevada and all other states in the U.S.

We are a non-compete Coalition, dedicated to bringing these groups together in support of a common cause, goal and purpose. ACON supporters are not interested in dwelling in past problems or anamosity. We look toward a bright future, working together to help those affected by ASD. Collaboratively we work together to cause change – One Voice…One Cause.  Website.

The Note-ables

Note-Able Music Therapy Services is a nonprofit organization with a primary purpose of providing inclusive music programs and music therapy services for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

VSA Nevada

VSA Nevada’s mission is to provide quality arts opportunities for ALL focusing on children and adults who have a disability, are disadvantaged, at-risk, or under-served by the arts.