Author Archives: Mark L. Olson

About Mark L. Olson

Mark is father to a teenage daughter with autism. After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures to serve adults with ASD. He chairs the Community Living Subcommittee for the Nevada Autism Commission, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more information, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/marklolson.

Indiana Governor’s Conference for People with Disabilities presentation, 120715

Indiana Governor’s Conference for People with Disabilities, Indianapolis 120715

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Nevada Revises State Transition Plan After CMS Evaluation; Will Create Transition Advisory Committee

The State of Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) which manages the HCBS waiver program for Nevada submitted on Aug. 10, 2015 a revised State Transition Plan (STP) in response to a July 9, 2015 letter from … Continue reading

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NV Autism Commission 5-Year Strategic Plan for Autism for State of Nevada 2015-2020

The Five-Year Strategic Plan for Autism for the State of Nevada, developed by the Nevada Autism Commission was submitted to Governor Brian Sandoval on December 24, 2014.  Read the full text text [PLAN].  Mark Olson of LTO Ventures was pleased … Continue reading

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Nevada Autism Commission 5-Year Plan for Autism

The Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders is developing a 5-year plan for addressing autism in the State, and has issued a Call for Subcommittee Participation [read/download flier].  The initiative was introduced at the May 2, 2014 Commission meeting [read/download … Continue reading

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Housing Panel at FRED Conference, Mark Olson moderator

Video of the housing panel moderated by Mark Olson at the 2014 FRED Conference in Los Angeles [WATCH VIDEO]

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Angela Burnette, Jenai Gaccione Join Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members of the LTO Ventures board of directors.  Angela and Jenai bring extensive experience to our team. Angela is a parent of two young children including a daughter with a … Continue reading

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Lindsay Turns 18

Today, my daughter and the inspiration for LTO Ventures, Lindsay, turns 18. She is now one of the more than 50,000 kids with autism who reach adulthood every year.  And we’re asking for your help. [Read article]

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Act

See the latest report from Sen. Harkin’s HELP committee. We don’t agree with all of Harkin’s positions re: persons with disabilities, but the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Act to be introduced by Sen. Harkin could be very interesting. We’ve believed the … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin Wrong About Olmstead, Community Living, and Choice

I originally posted this comment July 18, 2013 on a Disability Scoop article [here].  The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee report is linked within the article, or you can click here to access it.

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Happy Father’s Day 2013, Autism Dads!

Click here to read our post that was originally published June 14, 2013 in the official Autism Speaks blog.

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