LAS VEGAS- With FEAT's announcement of the first ever "A-Games" the autism community rallies with excitement for a day that hundreds of children with autism will never forget. Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada (FEAT) is eagerly preparing for this event designed to engage and raise money for the autism community in Las Vegas. The inaugural "A Games" event is to be held on held on June 1st, 2014, at Sport Social in Las Vegas.
The "A Games" is similar to the well-known "X Games," but for children on the autism spectrum. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two of seven events (Bike Race, Skateboard Race, Scooter Race, Bike Trick Competition, Skateboard Trick Competition, Scooter Trick Competition and the Parkour Obstacle Course). Festivities will include a Live Band, Silent Auction, Bounce Houses, Food, Award Ceremony and much more!
All monies raised will stay in Southern Nevada - expanding FEAT's outreach, support and programs for families and professionals affected by autism. FEAT looks to continue in their successful endeavors providing information on autism treatment resources, support, encouragement and guidance for families affected by autism.
The success of the event depends on the generosity of the community. FEAT is attempting to build strong publicity surrounding the event, and get the word out to anyone/everyone affected by autism, and those who would love to help!
For more information or to register 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 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.