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HELP of Southern Nevada

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September 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to e-newsletter #17 from LTO Ventures. 

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LAST 24 HOURS for Self Advocates and Families to Complete Autism Survey

Friday, Sept. 19 is deadline to complete your survey online. 




The Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders is developing a Five-Year Strategic Action Plan to address autism in the State of Nevada and we need to hear from Self-Advocates and Parent Advocates.


Please take a few minutes and complete the consumer survey available now.  Who should complete the survey?

  1. Nevada residents with Autism. Complete one for yourselves (Parents, you can assist your son or daughter if they are unable to complete it themselves, but please fill it out as they would in their own voice.  You should fill out a survey for yourself separately.)
  2. Parents/Family of Nevada resident with Autism. Complete one for each parent or family member responsible for a Nevada resident with Autism.
  3. Caregiver of Nevada resident with Autism.
  4. Advocate for Nevada resident(s) with Autism.
  5. Provider of services to Nevada residents with Autism, including but not limited to housing, employment, medical, therapy, teachers, etc. (Providers take the Provider Survey - see link below)

The Commission is providing several ways to take the survey: 

Please attend or call in to participate in one or more of the upcoming Commission & Subcommittee Meetings:  

Adults and Aging Subcommittee Meeting Friday, Sept. 19, Noon to 3pm
Please join the Adults and Aging Subcommittee of the NV Autism Commission for our meeting Friday, Sept. 19th beginning at noon.

In-person: 3811 W. Charleston Ave., #112, Las Vegas
Phone Dial in: (888) 636-3807, access code 3652596

Main agenda item is discussion of these points:
  • Progress made since the publication of the 2008 Autism Task Force report
  • Issues of particular importance for the adults and aging subpopulation of individuals living with ASD
  • Recommended priorities and strategies for future action
UPDATE!  Morning Session Added to 
Els for Autism Conference, Oct. 11; 
CEU In-Service Points Included
Attn Teachers - Newly-added 1/2 CEU through Nevada Dept of Ed: 7.5 In-Service points for morning GAME ON! session.

Self advocates, parents, or anyone interested in advances in employment, choice, self determination, and new programs for Nevada residents with autism, you need to attend the 3rd Annual Els for Autism Conference, Saturday, Oct. 11th from noon-4pm at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Registration and info:

Registration is $120 full day/$75 half-day (includes lunch) and the deadline is Oct. 5. For more information, contact Dr. Marlene Sotelo at
Facebook Posts, Links

The following are news, links, articles, and reports that we posted on our Facebook page.  If you "like" our Facebook page you'll see these as soon as they are posted -
Americans with Disabilities are More Likely to be Poor, Huffington Post

Autism Speaks Names Angela Lello Director of Housing and Community Living

Previous Newsletters Available Online

The previous 16 LTO Ventures newsletters are available online and can be accessed by visiting this page of our website - 
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 our $50,000 "Groundwork" round to fund LTO Ventures operations and model development.  (visit the DONATE page of our website for details on how you can contribute).
  • 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;