LAS VEGAS- Sponsored by Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry, FEAT is hosting the annual picnic and resource fair on November 15th 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Children with autism, along with their friends and family, are welcome to experience a fun day complete with: bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, a hamster ball, autism merchandise, barbeque favorites (including options for allergy sensitive), popcorn, cotton candy, arts and crafts, carnival games fantastic auction items and our resource fair.
For a suggested donation of $5 per family, each family will receive 2 tickets to go towards a fabulous auction item of their choosing.
Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the resource fair. This will be happening in junction with the picnic festivities. It is a great opportunity to connect with our community of professionals and meet local service providers, specializing in autism.
Few resource booth spaces remain. If you are interested in sharing your services with our FEAT families at this popular event, please contact Jennifer at 702.368.3328 or Jennifer@featsonv.org.
These events are made possibly through the charitable giving of our supporters and donors, including Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry. For more information about FEAT, to become involved or donate online, please visit www.featsonv.org.
Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger’s Syndrome. FEAT offers a support network where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. FEAT has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss issues, establish priorities, and vote on the direction of the organization.
FEAT publishes e-bulletins on current events in the Southern Nevada area, as well as changes in national policies and medical breakthroughs that affect our children. FEAT conducts tutor trainings in order to provide families with home programs a source of dedicated tutors for their children. FEAT also conducts yearly family outings such as the Annual FEAT Family Picnic & Resource Fair, Holiday Party, the Annual ‘A-Games’ and other events where families of children with autism can gather, network, and enjoy the day.
In the beginning, FEAT ignited change. Children were not properly diagnosed prior to the age of 6, they received minimal services not geared to the needs of children with autism and intensive intervention was not an option in Southern Nevada. Today FEAT's principals of helping all children in Southern Nevada are still very much alive. Early diagnosis and appropriate services are now possible. Support and empowerment exist.