We have combined efforts and have had tremendous success in gaining legislation that has created extraordinary changes in the state of Nevada. In recent years, we have collectively managed to reform statewide public policy addressing awareness and the availability of appropriate services across the lifespan for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We are especially grateful to our supporters, lawmakers, families, and caregivers who have stood with us in realizing our mission.. Due to the combined efforts of our members and our supporters, AB 162 was put into law. Nevada became the 11th State to mandate insurance coverage for the treatment of ASD.
We are so proud of the many accomplishments you have helped us in achieving. We must continue to focus on our mission. Join us as we continue our efforts to move forward in meeting all of our objectives now and in the future. Our ability to share our compassion and care is limitless.
Please see a list of our current and future goals.
- Continuing our mission of outreach, welcoming new parents, individuals and organizations on as members of our Coalition, provide financial support to families who need it to gain access to medical treatments and therapies, and to promote future success of the programs, events, projects, and educational opportunities brought to us by our Board and by all of our new ACON members.
- Sponsoring/Creating innovative, progressive, programs in Nevada; such as parenting classes, behavior classes; speech/language, support group, educational series, event planning and more.
- To continue our mission to raise the maximum level of awareness, funding, education and advocacy for more than 8500 individuals in Nevada who have AUTISM. It is our goal to devote our time, energy, and financial resources to the cause and to elevate the hopes and expectations of Nevadans when it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Continuing Our Long Term Goals 2021
- Facilitate the advancement of scientific research by aligning ACON with the top research institutions around the world such as the UC Davis MIND Institute, the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), and many more.
- Further program requirements for early intervention and childhood education programs
- Addressing respite care issues for families with members who are effected by ASD throughout Nevada
- Continue to address job training issues for adults, and young adults diagnosed with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders
- Continue to connect with and improve our community-based supports
- Address adult issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders across the Lifespan
- Provide financial supports to qualifying families in need of assistance so that they may get their child evaluated, diagnosed, medically treated, and set up with all necessary therapeutic interventions.
- Expand services and access to resources to families in rural Nevada via online VIRTUAL Meetings and LIVE Virtual Town Hall Meetings
- Facilitate connection between individuals and families in need of assistance with our statewide partners in autism advocacy