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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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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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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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Media coverage in Las Vegas Review Journal VIEW

Coverage about LTO Ventures and our Autism Entrepreneurs Center in the Jan. 22, 2013 issue of the Las Vegas Review Journal VIEW newspaper.

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Autism Entrepreneurs Center Kicks Off to Overflow Group

Our Autism Entrepreneurs Center kicked off its first meeting on Jan. 10th to an overflow group of 30 people parents and their young adults with autism or Aspergers.  They had similar issues and were enthusiastic about what we plan to … Continue reading

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Our view of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The US Senate is taking up the issue of ratifying the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and today’s media coverage is full of stories about the GOP opposing ratification of any treaty, including this one, during … Continue reading

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LTO Ventures Community Concept Site Plan Unveiled

To help people better understand what we mean by our model of a live/work/play community for adults with autism, we recently unveiled a very preliminary concept site plan.  The  plan is based on a 20-acre site (we do not yet … Continue reading

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Michelle L. Shappie Joins Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Michelle L. Shappie to the LTO Ventures Board of Directors.  Michelle is a parent of a child with autism who has enjoyed a successful 18-year career starting communities in the residential construction industry, and as … Continue reading

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LTO Ventures Responds to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

LTO Ventures has submitted its public comment in response to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking CMS-2249-P2.  Read the full text of our 18-page comment letter here.  We strongly oppose CMS’ latest attempt to narrow … Continue reading

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Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S.

Autism Speaks announced on March 28, 2012 preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs U.S. society a staggering $126 billion per year – a number that has more than tripled since 2006. The costs of providing care for … Continue reading

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