Helping families in need
Touro’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities continues to provide much-needed evaluation and treatment for local children and their families. Since opening the Center in 2008, we have strived to make obtaining services as affordable for families as possible. As such, we have maintained among the lowest fee schedules in the state, and implemented a grant program three years ago, whereby families can apply to have expenses associated with evaluation and treatment services partially covered through private support.
This grant program – which functions very much like a scholarship award – is available to new and existing patients in the CADD and the funds can be used for services not covered by health insurance and for families with high deductibles, high co-payments, or who need multiple treatment sessions per week. Since implementing the grant program, donors have funded more than $150,000 in awards to families in need of financial assistance.
Annual support of the CADD as part of our year-end giving campaign and our Season of Lights Luncheon last December have helped fund this grant program. Those gifts – together with the $32,000 gift we received this past spring from the Dave Rice Foundation – allowed us to award more than $60,000 last month to 17 families in need. Many of these families have multiple children with special needs that require the services of the CADD.
The impact these gifts have on the families served in our CADD is not only meaningful to the children, it is truly making a difference in their quality of life. The grant funds are allowing families to access more frequent treatment – or treatment not covered by insurance or that is too costly – and the positive results are definitely seen in the progress being made with the children.
The next Season of Lights Luncheon will be held on Sunday, December 15th. I encourage you to join us for this very special event and to continue your support of the CADD Grant Program. Together we are making a difference in these children’s lives.
Calendar & Events12/15/13
Seasons of Lights Luncheon
For many families a diagnosis of a developmental disability can be life-altering and come with considerable costs for services. Touro University Nevada Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities will host a “Season of Lights” luncheon and silent auction at the Nevada State Museum on Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are only $100 per person and all proceeds benefit the Center and families in need. RSVP now!
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Touro University Nevada hosting second annual “Season of Lights” event to benefit Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities Touro University Nevada (TUN) will host its second annual “Season of Lights” luncheon and silent auction at the Nevada State Museum on Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit families who utilize diagnostic and treatment services of the TUN Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and cannot afford services.
Touro University Nevada celebrates tenth annual White Coat Ceremony Touro University Nevada will hold its tenth White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, October 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. The ceremony will be held in the Pavilion Ballroom at 3 p.m. The TUN White Coat Ceremony was developed to celebrate the symbolic beginning of the journey of students in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies and physical therapy. Faculty mentors and administrators welcome the students as they accept the professional responsibilities inherent in their relationship with patients.
Touro University Nevada welcomes new Dean of Students and Director of Human Resources Touro University Nevada (TUN) is pleased to welcome Dr. Phil Tompkins to the position of Dean of Students and Robert Bailey as Director of Human Resources at its Henderson location.
Touro University Nevada’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities receives $32,000 grant from the Dave Rice Foundation Following its second annual fundraiser, “An Evening with Dave Rice,” the Dave Rice Foundation awarded the Touro University Nevada Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities a $32,000 grant.
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