Southern Nevada Pediatric Community Health and Support Resources //

Community resource links are presented as a public service, and do not imply endorsement by Children's Bone and Spine Surgery.

Medical Professionals

Children's Lung Specialists provides a complete range of specialty services for infants, children, and adolescents with chronic lung disease.

Children's Heart Center of Nevada provides cardiovascular care to children and adults in five offices throughout Nevada

Support Services by Condition

Complex

Cure 4 the Kids Foundation "We provide access to quality medical care for the uninsured, under insured, and medically indigent children of Nevada with complex medical issues."

Little Miss Hannah Foundation (Henderson - S. Eastern) "Help enhance the quality of life for young children diagnosed with rare, life-limiting, or undiagnosed complex medical needs."

Cancer

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Provides over 45 programs and services at no cost to pediatric and adult patients and their families living in Southern Nevada.

Candlelighters Foundation (LV - Spanish Ridge) provides emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer

Cardiac

Children's Heart Foundation (LV - near Sunrise Hospital) provides emotional, educational and financial services to families affected by a child's heart condition.

Chromosomal

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (LV - Vegas Dr.) provides support, information and education for families and individuals affected by Down Syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities

Endocrine

Nevada Diabetes Association (LV - High Street) improves the lives of children and adults affected by diabetes through prevention, education and service.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (LV - S. Fort Apache) engages in research working towards improved therapies for children with Type I diabetes
 

Hematology

Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada nonprofit advocacy service to help meet education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community

Neurology

Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada provides support for individuals affected by seizure disorder

Neurofibromatosis Network offers support to neurofibromatosis patients

 

Neuromuscular

Muscular Dystrophy Association offers support services for young adults and families of those suffering from neuromuscular diseases. Educational material and community connections to support young adults through school, employment, and independent living.

Spina Bifida Association of the Intermountain Region supports and connects communities in Nevada, Utah, and Idaho

Special Needs and Disability Support

Nevada Early Intervention Services services including physical, occupational, speech therapy, and others for special needs or at-risk patients from birth to age 3.

Easter Seals "Our mission is to create solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships, and direct services."

Nevada PEP "nonprofit offering education, empowerment and encouragement to families of children with disabilities."

Education

Child Find Clark County School District serves as a resource that helps to identify and evaluate educational needs of children ages 3 through 21.

Nevada Educational Advocacy and Tutoring (NEAT) Services "with a focus on the child, we provide educational therapy through educational advocacy and specialized tutoring."

JFSA Center for Assessment & Educational Services "offers affordable and high-quality psycho-educational assessments for families and schools"

Socialization and Sports

City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation Division offers recreation programs for persons of varying abilities

City of Henderson Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services offers recreation programs ad adaptive/inclusive services for individuals with disabilities

Special Olympics Nevada "Provides free year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities."

Spectrum on Ice (LV) offers ice skating, hockey, and figure skating instruction and events for special needs children. Coaches are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Sport Social (LV) provides sports in a socializing atmosphere for children with special needs, among other services

Step Up Dance Academy (LV - Wigwam) offers dance classes, including for children with special needs

Sunshine Nevada Organization "cultivates social inclusiveness and community and provides opportunities for children and young adults with special needs to learn social, life and work related skills, connect, thrive and have fun."

Transition to Adulthood

Project F.O.C.U.S at UNLV "A 2-year post secondary education program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disability...that helps college students achieve current and future academic, independent living, and employment goals."

Good Friends "A meet-up group who provides friendship, support, and fun to high-functioning adults in the Las Vegas/Henderson area who have Asperger Syndrome (or are on the autism spectrum), ADD, or other learning disabilities."

Camp Sam USA (LV) provide a specialized, memorable camp experience for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities

Independent Living

Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living "provides services for individuals with significant disabilities whose disability is creating a barrier toward independent living in the family, in the community or in employment."

Bring About Independence "Certified Nevada provider that offers quality residential support to individuals with developmental disabilities."

Employment

Achievement Vocational Center "Offers vocational developmental services, extended employment programs and life skills to individuals 17 years and older. Not for profit."

Transition Services "provides meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities."

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Behavioral Health

Desert Regional Center ensures effective supports and services to meet needs of individuals and families, helping them to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives.

Evidence Based Practice of Nevada (Henderson) provides consultations, evaluations, and treatment for a wide range of behavioral health concerns across the lifespan.

Healthy Minds (LV - E. Bonanza) provides a multidisciplinary team of mental health experts (psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical social workers, and family therapists) providing coordinated care

L.I.F.E. Counseling (Henderson - W. Lake Mead) provides counseling and therapy services including individual, group and family, behavioral day treatment programs for children, psychiatric care, and psychosocial rehabilitation services.

Milestone Family Solutions (LV - E. Warm Springs) helps Las Vegas parents find solutions to child and family concerns regarding child development and behavior while teaching new techniques for improving family life and solving difficult situations.

New Generation Life Skills (LV - W. Sahara) works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and provides services to help clients attain the personal growth they're striving for.

Mood Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance provides support groups for those affected by mood disorders

Autism Spectrum

Autism Coalition of Nevada Support services for children, youth and their families who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Campbell Center for Autism offers services focusing on improving behavior, social and life skills, working with family in a holistic approach.

Collaborative Autism Resources and Education (North Las Vegas) in-home and community-based ABA programming provides a carefully designed and individualized behavior plan to teach appropriate behavior and independent skills

FEAT of Southern Nevada "provides information on treatment resources for families with children diagnosed with autism, autism spectrum disorders, and related disorders."

Touro University Nevada Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities "provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive diagnostic services, therapy and support services for families dealing with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental issues." 

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Creative Behavioral Connections (LV - W. Craig) diagnostic evaluations, behavioral assessments, focused and comprehensive ABA treatment

Loving Hearts Helping Hands (LV - E. Desert Inn) provides diagnosis and ABA therapy to children on the autism spectrum

Next Level Connections (LV)provides social skills service for people with autism including ABA-based therapy in individual and group settings.

Our Little World Treatment Center (Henderson - Horizon Ridge) provides ABA therapy to patients from 18 months to adulthood using a holistic approach that best fits the client's needs

Proud Moments ABA Autism (LV - Summerlin) provides ABA treatment at home, in school, or on site to children on the autism spectrum form birth to age 21.

Other Behavioral Therapy

Brain Balance Achievement Centers (LV - Summerlin, Henderson) provides a non-medical and drug-free approach integrating physical and sensory motor exercises with academic skill training and healthy nutrition.