Founded in 2009, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation grew out of the struggle of a mom whose son, Grant, was diagnosed with autism and other neuro-developmental conditions.

Grant a Gift Mission

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization helping children, youth and their families fight Autism by providing diagnostic and treatment funding, support
services, vocational training, transition planning, and education.

Vision and What We Do

Our goal is to provide family centered care through one or more of our programs and services, and help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with
functioning roles in our community.

We act as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance. Our organization achieves this by
collaborating with other organizations, state agencies, or providers to give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, growing up in Nevada, a better quality of life and future
as they transition into adults.

Everyone Deserves the Opportunity to Reach Their Full Potential!

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Ten key facts about autism:

  • 1 out of 68 children under the age of 8 are affected by autism. 4 out of 5 are boys.
  • Funding for medical research in autism ranks the lowest behind cancer, diabetes and AIDS, and has the highest prevalence than all of them combined.
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and there is no medical detection or cure for autism.
  • Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism and Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
  • In the U.S., 50,000 youth with autism are transitioning into adults without adequate vocational and transition planning.
  • More than 7,000 children and youth in Nevada are living with some form of autism spectrum disorder.
  • The cost of care for one untreated child can be as high as 6 million over the lifetime. We can invest now in their future or pay greater in the future.
  • The typical age at which most pediatricians determine a child to show signs of autism is at three years. With better training and diagnostic skills, pediatricians should be able to diagnose the condition of the child as young as 18 months.
  • The typical parent of an autistic child will spend 8-10 hours a week just transporting the child from one appointment to another doctor or therapist.
  • Insurance coverage for treatment of autistic children covers about 30-40% of the average cost of care
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“Granting Hope”
Monthly Giving Program

1 in 68 children need your help!
We invite you to partner with us on a monthly basis in Granting Hope for children, youth and families struggling with autism.

$20 per month can support autism education, awareness and training.

$50 per month can help fund of Speech Therapy to help a child speak

$100 per month can help a teen learn the job skills needed to become employable and live a life of independence.

Any amount, large or small, can make a difference

A single gift of $1000 can diagnose a child
and change their life forever!

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program

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Our services are designed to address:
Early Intervention, Service Navigation, Treatment, Social Development, Pre-vocational and Transition, along with family centered support.
We accept Desert Regional Center Funding, Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) funding and offer scholarships based on a generous sliding
fee scale.
Currently we have open enrollment for:
  • BUDS and TeenBUDS Social Program
  • TeenWORKS Pre-vocational Life Skill Program
  • SIBS – Sibling Support Group

 

Contact us at 702.564.2453 or

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Policy Updates

Federal Policy
ABLE Act

Autism Cares Act
(Combating Autism Reauthorization)

AUCD
(Association of University Centers on Disabilities)

Nevada Policy
Insurance Coverage… Are you covered?

Medicaid Coverage for ABA on the Horizon

Nevada Commission for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Who are my state Representatives?

NV State Legislature

 

How Can I Get Involved?

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization helping children, youth and their families fight Autism by providing diagnostic and treatment funding, support services, vocational training,
transition planning, and education. Our goal is to provide family centered care through one or more of our programs and services, and help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with fun
actioning roles in our community.

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