The Collaboration Center Foundation to Host Las Vegas’ Largest Autism and Developmental Disability Resource Fair and Family Fun Night on April 2
Autism now affects a staggering one in 44 children and youth, and is on the rise of being diagnosed as a co-occurring condition with other disabilities. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Day, the Collaboration Center Foundation is hosting Blue Light Night, a free resource fair at the Collaboration Center at LV Ranch as well as a magical blue lighting of the ranch and a family fun evening complete with special characters, carnival games, petting zoo, food trucks and more.
Collaboration Center is a total destination for community inclusion, focused upon family and peer engagement, social interaction, recreation, therapy and education to enhance the lives of those touched by Intellectual, Developmental and Physical Disabilities (ID/DD/PD) of ALL ages. The organization recently broke ground on Phase One of their renovation of the center that will feature more than 23,000 square feet of treatment and therapy space for community partners to operate, which will include a developmental pre-school, treatment facilities, educational classrooms, a medical and mental health clinic, an autism assessment clinic, an adaptive exercise gym, a new grab and go café, a full garden, tortoise habitat, outdoor amphitheater for community gatherings and much more. Blue Light Night will be the last event at LV Ranch before the work begins.
The Resource Fair includes various community organizations including NEAT Services, Boys Town Nevada, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, Christopher Smith Foundation and Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada. The event is sponsored by Brownstein, SilverSummit Healthplan and Focus Mental Health Solutions.
Saturday, April 2
5 p.m. Resource Fair and activities begin
7 p.m. Official Lighting Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Event concludes
Collaboration Center Foundation at LV Ranch
8390 W. Windmill (between Durango and Cimarron on the north side of the road)