Community2021-03-19T15:18:08-07:00

Here’s a helpful guide created by the Slumber Yard team to support children in the ASD community, Autism and Sleep: Empowering Children with ASD for Better Sleep

The pandemic has had an enormous impact on all Americans’ sleep habits, but has been especially hard on children with autism who may already be dealing with sleep-related issues. To help children with ASD regain a healthy sleep routine, this guide features actionable methods for coping with stress and sleep disorder during this time. This Slumber Yard resource also includes printable visual aids to help children get involved, such as:

A personalizable bedtime pass to help children feel comfortable adjusting to a new sleep routine

A customizable bedtime routine with premade tiles to help children with ASD enjoy personally creating their own schedule

Last Updated: March 15, 2021

See the Article

Interested in connecting with other Miracle League families for support?

The Smith family, parents of Rockies’ player Blake, would like to share their story of how they arrived at their new normal in their life.

Blake, nicknamed “Scooter”, is a Miracle League 2-sport athlete who not only plays for the baseball Rockies, but also stars on the soccer pitch for the Rhinos.  And that’s not all.  Blake is also a star on the ice at City National Arena, where he plays for the Vegas Golden Knights Junior Adaptive Hockey team (sled hockey).

Chad “the Dad” and Becky Smith love meeting people with similar challenges, and they are anxious to help others reach the NEW NORMAL in their lives.

Read their story and get contact info

Las Vegas Community Resources

Aging and Disability Services Division
1860 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 486-3545
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.

Autism Speaks
(888) 288-4762
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Best Buddies Nevada
2980 S. Jones Blvd. Suite C
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 822-2268
Our Mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

CouponChef
A Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities.

Danville Services
9139 West Russell Road, #110
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 838-0222
The Mission of Danville Services is to help each person served get their desired quality of life.

Desert Regional Center
5550 W Flamingo Rd, Ste D-3
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 486-6200
This center provides services for individuals suffering from severe intellectual disabilities and related conditions.

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada
5300 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 648-1990
The mission of the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada is to enlighten the public by promoting a positive understanding of Down syndrome in the community and be a source of support, information and education for families and individuals affected by Down syndrome.The vision of the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada is for individuals with Down Syndrome to be accepted in the community and respected for their abilities and contributions.

Dungarvin
3325 W. Craig Road, Suite A
North Las Vegas, NV 89302
(702) 222-2243
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs.

Easter Seals Nevada
6200 W Oakey Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 78146
(702)-870-7050
Easter Seals provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.

Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada
2880 Bicentennial Parkway, Suite 100-105
Henderson, NV 89044
(702) 283-9229
Since 2008, Nevada Epilepsy has been dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada
7055 Windy Street Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 8919
(702) 368-FEAT (3328)
Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger’s Syndrome.

Family TIES of Nevada
6130 Elton Avenue, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 740-4200
Family TIES of Nevada is the Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center. They provide training, information, and emotional support to help parents and their children to have a successful journey thru life. Through emotional support, training, advocacy training and support, encouragement, and education Family TIES helps parents and their children to find the answers and information they need to get through life.

Freedom Concepts USA, LLC
660W 17th Street, Q30
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
1-800-661-9915
Freedom Concepts Inc. (FCI) custom designs tricycles, walkers and chairs to provide mobility and therapeutic benefits for thousands of special needs individuals throughout Canada and the U.S.

Holdsworth Inc
4330 W. Cheyenne Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(775) 882-6222
Holdsworth Inc. has a variety of services to address the needs of Individuals with Intelluctual Disabilities and related disorders. The person is assessed and an individualized support plan is developed so that the proper services and/or living arrangement are provided .

Journeys Community Services Inc
401 N Buffalo Dr, #202
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 527-7661
This agency provides day habilitation services to developmentally disabled individuals who live in their homes.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
1919 S Jones Blvd., #G
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 822-6920
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.

Nevada Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (NCED)
NCED MS 285, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO
Reno, NV 89557-0285
(775) 784-4921
The NCED serves as Nevada’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDDs were established and funded by the Developmental Disabilities Rights Assistance and Rights Act (DD Act). UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision.

Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
3016 W Charleston Blvd, Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 486-0278
DETR’s mission is to provide Nevada’s businesses with access to a qualified workforce and encourage equal employment opportunities.

Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center (NDALC)
6039 Eldora Ave #C-3
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 257-8150
The Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center is dedicated to helping and protecting the rights of disabled Nevadans. NDALC is Nevada’s federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal, and service rights for individuals with disabilities. Their programs include such things as the protection and advocacy for individual rights, protection and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities, and protection and advocacy for beneficiaries of social security. They have offices in both Las Vegas and Reno.

Nevada Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP)
2355 Red Rock Street, #106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 388-8899
Nevada PEP is a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities.

Nevada PEP
2101 S. Jones Blvd., Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 388-8899
PEP is Nevada’s statewide Parent Training & Information center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. PEP works 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. PEP provides information and referral, conflict resolution support, individual assistance, parent mentor and advocates, and training workshops for parents.

New Vista
5220 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 457-4677
New Vista is committed to providing the intellectually challenged of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest.” The overall goal of New Vista is to empower people through a better quality of life. Our skilled staff works to improve each individual’s ability to be independent and to build self-esteem through obtaining their goals.

Opportunity Village
6300 W Oakey Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.

Partners for Autonomy In Life Skills
3920 W Charleston Blvd Ste L
Las Vegas, NV 89102
This agency provides services for the developmentally disabled and special needs services and products.

People First of Nevada
PO Box 570755
Las Vegas, NV 89157
People First of Nevada is a Self-Advocacy Group run by people with developmental differences throughout Nevada. As citizens of Nevada, we have the right to mak