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Below are events that LTO Ventures attends, produces, supports, or relate to our mission.

3/1-2: 2nd Annual FRED Conference (Farms and Ranches Enabling People with Disabilities), LAX Marriott, Los Angeles

3/7: Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation Grand Opening, Phoenix, AZ

4/26: Artists for Autism, Autism Community Trust, Lou Ruvo Keep Memory Alive Event Center, Las Vegas

5/22-26: AutismOne / Generation Rescue Conference 2013, Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

9/27-28: Nevada Secondary Transition Conference, Las Vegas
February 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to e-newsletter #10 from LTO Ventures.

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Autism Entrepreneurs Center March Schedule; Special Guest Speaker March 10
We're pleased to be moving forward toward Opening Flyer for AEC developing businesses for 5-6 ASD adults, with a year-end goal of 12 new incorporated businesses. Click on the image or this link to download our March meeting schedule flyer. We meet on Fridays and Sundays to accommodate everyone's schedules.

On Sunday March 10th, 1-3pm, we are pleased to announce we will have a very special guest speaker. Hayley Mitchell is 27 years old and has autism.  She couldn't talk until she was 10 years old, couldn't read until she was 12 years old, and was deathly afraid of leaving her house. Through hard work and dedication and the support of her family, Hayley graduated high school at 20 and went to college at Southern Utah University (SUU).  She was President of Elite Achievers at SUU.  She has helped to put herself through college by working in the custodial department at SUU and at Deseret Industries.  
Hayley now is a junior at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.  Her major is Communications with a minor in American Sign Language.  She has become an awesome public speaker and works to mentor other "learning capable" college students.  In St. George, she works 12 hours a week at a grade school in the after school program, and also works as a peer counselor at the Redrock Center for Disabled Adults. 


Hayley will share her story of hard work and success as the guest speaker at our Autism Entrepreneurs Center meeting on Sunday, March 10 from 1-3pm.  There will be a Q&A opportunity after her talk.  We expect space to be tight so please only adult AEC participants and adult family members.

LTO Ventures Facebook Posts, Links

The following are news, links, articles, and reports that we posted on our Facebook page in February.  Please "like" our Facebook page so you can see these as they are posted -
Nevada is tied for the worst state in the US for percentage of ASD youth ages 16-26 who have received Voc Rehab services, according to UMass Boston Institute for Community Inclusion report for 2012. Another compelling reason for our Autism Entrepreneurs Center - creating jobs and companies instead of waiting for them to be created. 
NV Vocational Rehabilitation Town Hall Meetings schedule March-May 2013 for Las Vegas, Reno, Elko. [flyer]
ASD youth need help transitioning to adult heath care, says University of Missouri's Nancy Cheak-Zamora. [report] 
Toronto Star: Groundbreaking adult autism survey reveals mountain of unmet needs; Ontario youth and adults with autism lack services to help them overcome poverty, isolation and medical challenges. [article]
Social Security's Ticket to Work program recently announced two exciting new features on their website: 1) a monthly podcast series called "Ticket Talk"; and, 2) a captioned Find Help Tutorial Video. [announcement] 
How You Can Help Us

We are an early-stage company with an innovative model in a rapidly-growing market.  We are always looking for people, money and ideas in the areas below.  Call or email me if you think you can and want to help, or you have someone you want to refer/recommend.
  • Funding - We are presently raising a $50,000 "Groundwork" round.  Every $20, $50, $100 or more moves us that much closer to our goal of making this vision a reality.
  • Board Members - Visit the Careers section of our website for details on the characteristics of the people we would like to consider joining our board.
  • Advisory Board Members - We are looking for professionals in finance, tax credits, legal, planned community development, and fundraising to be part of a structured advisory board.
  • Subject Matter Experts - We always want to hear from people who have extensive knowledge and experience in all areas related to residential development, and employment of adults with autism.
  • Adults with Autism and/or their Families - Our best source of input and ideas comes from the persons and families who live every day with autism.  You are the people for whom we are creating our communities.
Mark L. Olson, President & CEO
LTO Ventures
Contact: Mark L. Olson, President & CEO; 702 353 6540;