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

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

4/27: Grant-a-Gift Autism Foundation 5K Run/Walk, Town Square, Las Vegas

4/30: "Spectrum of Possibilities" Housing Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, MD

5/3: "An Evening with Dave Rice"; Dave Rice Foundation, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

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

10/4-5: Nevada Transition Conference, Location TBA, Las Vegas
April 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to e-newsletter #11 from LTO Ventures.

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Join Us at the "Artists for Autism" Party Friday, April 26th @ Lou Ruvo Center

I invite everyone reading this to join us Artists for Autism at the "Artists for Autism" event on Fri., April 26 at the Lou Ruvo Keep Memory Alive Center in Las Vegas.  The event is organized by the Autism Community Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and proceeds will benefit several very worthy autism charities in Southern Nevada including LTO Ventures.  

The event will feature an auction of 100 guitars turned into objets d'art by 100 artists; a plentiful tasting menu created by many of Las Vegas' top chefs; cocktails and wine; and, live music.  [FLYER].


LTO Ventures gets 50% of any group package or ticket sales which are directed to benefit us.  If you are interested, there are two ways to be part of this first-time event:

  1. Purchase a "table" for $2,000. This $200 per person deal gets you: a) 10 tickets; b) 10 coffee table books of the guitar art; c) 10 commemorative posters; and, d) 10 event t-shirts. [PHOTOS] I say "table" because there won't be the usual sit-down tables of 10.  Instead the floor will be open with hi-top tables to encourage people to mingle.
  2. Individual tickets for $100 per person.

For LTO Ventures to benefit, the Autism Community Trust needs to know that you're making a purchase to benefit us.  


Please call (702.353.6540) or email if you want to go and I'll help you with your purchase.


P.S.  I you want the $200/person package deal with the book, poster and t-shirt, but your group is less than 10 people, I can make that happen.  Just let me know.

Mark Olson to Speak on 2 Roundtables at AutismOne/Generation Rescue Conf.
I am honored to join several of the autism AutismOne logocommunity's most-respected voices on roundtables at the AutismOne/Generation Rescue Conference, May 22-26, in Chicago. 

Saturday, May 25, 1:45-6pmResidential Roundtable Discussion: Spectrum of Possibilities-A Discussion of Housing and Funding Options with Cathy Purple Cherry of Purple Cherry Architects, author Dan Burns, Peg Pickering and Diane Belnavis of Juniper Hill Farms.


If you attend the conference, please stop by the Tate Room and say hi!  During this trip, Lindsay and I also will be visiting projects in the area including Benjamin's Hope in Holland, MI.

LTO Ventures Joins Autism/DD Housing Innovators for "Spectrum of Possibilities"
We are excited to join several of the most innovative and influential organizations in housing for adults with autism and related developmental disabilities for the "Spectrum of Possibilities: Decreasing Barriers - Increasing Options" conference, April 30-May 1, on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Rockville, MD.  

The goal of the summit, organized by Purple Cherry Architects and Madison House Autism Foundation, is to ensure the greater availability of successful housing options for the autism/DD population and to develop action points to address issues and impact policy at the state and federal levels.
Facebook Posts, Links

The following are news, links, articles, and reports that we posted on our Facebook page in March.  If you "like" our Facebook page you'll see these as soon as they are posted -
"Sexual Abuse of Children With Disabilities: A National Snapshot" study by Vera's Center on Victimization and Safety in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women reported that children with disabilities are three times more likely than children without them to be victims of sexual abuse, and the likelihood is even higher for children with intellectual or mental health disabilities. Read report here.

Check out our radio interview with Dan Burns that aired March 7th! Thanks Dan for your support. We'll be part of his residential roundtable at the AutismOne/Generation Rescue Conference in Chicago on May 25th. "The fastest growing job in America pays poorly. Meet home health care aides."  The article focuses on care for the elderly, but the issue is the same for the people who provide care for adults with autism and other disabilities. Read story here.
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;