The mission of DSOSN is to promote a positive understanding of Down syndrome in the community, and to be a source of support, education and information for individuals and families affected by Down syndrome throughout Southern Nevada. It is their vision to one day see individuals with Down syndrome accepted throughout the community and respected for their abilities and contributions.
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. They offer a support network where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options.
Miracle League of Las Vegas provides children and adults with cognitive and/or physical challenges in the greater Las Vegas community the opportunity to play baseball (and soccer!) in a safe and nurturing environment. Their soft, foam ball and soft, spongy playing surface allows special needs individuals to enjoy physical and mental stimulation, build greater self-esteem, and experience a sense of team pride and inclusion.
Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping adults with disabilities become the very best version of themselves. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, these individuals are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration, and unleash creative passions.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.