2019

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Coalition News

The Autism Coalition Reopens Reno, Nevada Headquarters

Our Henderson office will continue to serve affected families statewide. 
 
RENO, NV – The Autism Coalition of Nevada has reopened its headquarters in Reno, Nevada. 

*Contact ACON at: 5560 Longley Lane, Suite #100, Reno, NV 89511. The organization will continue to grow and provide essential services to individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, serving the statewide population of more than 7500 individuals and their families.

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Henderson, Nevada: Lavish Three, based in Henderson, NV., held an online fundraiser for ACON from June - December of 2017 to raise awareness and to support our cause. They raised more than $425 for ACON! Thank you #Lavish3

Reno, Nevada:  My Religion Tattoo, owned by Matt and Shannon Snell of Reno, Nevada is hosting a month-long fundraiser to support ACON during Autism Awareness Month! To date - they have raised more than $2770.00
 
Las Vegas, Nevada: Falynne Lewing's charity show "Michael Jackson: A THRILLING Tribute" is currently planning their 2018/2019 fundraiser performance schedule to support ACON! Stay tuned for dates and locations later this Fall!
 
Andelin Family Farms raised more than $800 for the Autism Coalition of Nevada last October during their 5th Annual Pumpkins for Autism event! Attendees were allowed to pick out their favorite small pumpkin, enjoyed petting the animals, and went for a night time hayride!


 
ACON's Youth Advisory Council will meet in June.  Interested youth ages 15 - 22 should inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

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Special Events

 

 

Saturday, August 24 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [PST]

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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Press Releases 2017

COALITION NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2017

Charming Charlie Donates Sales to Autism Coalition
Join us at the District at Green Valley Ranch store on Saturday, August 26th to support local Nevada families affected by autism.
 
HENDERSON, NV – The Autism Coalition of Nevada invites the community to join us at Charming Charlie, located at the District at Green Valley Ranch, on Saturday, August 26th. Patrons who mention ACON at the register will have a portion of their sale donated to help local Nevada families affected by autism spectrum disorders access assistive technology, therapeutic services, legal advocacy, and medical care.
 

 

Press Releases 2019

 

COALITION NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Saturday, June 1st, 2019


The “Brilliance of the Mind” Gala© is a campaign to raise crucial funds for brain tissue research, diagnosis, and therapies related to Autism spectrum disorder.  
As part of our MISSION, ACON believes that 'knowledge' through scientific research is 'key' in understanding how to treat, heal, and hopefully prevent autism. We want to impart that knowledge to our families, and the more than 7500 individuals in Nevada who have autism, as well as the statewide provider community.


~Michelle Scott-Lewing   President & Board Chairwoman   AUTISM COALITION OF NEVADA

 

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Our Accomplishments

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. Below, please see a list of our current and future goals.

 

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Our 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 in increased awareness, funding, education and more, by devoting our time and energy, and financial resources toward bringing events and projects to Nevada.

 

 

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Continuing Our
Long Term Goals 2018

  • 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

  • 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.

 

Thank you so much for supporting the Autism Coalition of Nevada (ACON).

If you would like to support our cause, please make a charitable donation.

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