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On behalf of Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, Advanced Technologies has created a video that was entered in a contest to let others know that bullying is a big issue that happens in many places and effects almost anyone in different ways.


Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click here to download the Milestones Moments Booklet - English

Click here to download the Milestones Moments Brochure - Spanish

By Jami

From time to time every parent needs a little bit of help .  When you are the parent of a special needs child or a parent with special needs themselves help isn't a want it's a need.  Luckily in Las Vegas, there are many great resources for parents who have the tremendous task of caring for a child that might require more than the average amount of effort. 

The caring folks at Gimmie a Break Inc. provide respite care regardless of the family's ability to pay.  according to their website respite is the most commonly encountered request of families.  GAB-INC strives to provide Las Vegas community respite hours monthly and train community volunteers to properly assist with respite care.

When parents need the support of other Parents in the community they might turn to Nevada PEP; they strive to educate , encourage and empower families through their network of family supporters.  Parents of special needs children in Las Vegas can go online and find classes for them and resources for their entire family.  Nevada PEP also works in the community as a whole to improve services for special needs children and their families.

Lily Claire Foundation provides Diagnostic and Support Service free of charge to families of special needs children.  The first few months after the birth of a child with developmental challenges are often the most difficult and Lili Claire strives to assist families from the beginning to achieve the best possible outcome for their children.

All of these organizations depend on the financial and volunteer support of Las Vegas locals to realize their goals.  This week we are spotlighting a few of these organizations in the hopes that you will offer any of your skills, time or finances to support these causes and help make the lives of our fellow valley residents a little better.

To read the original article click here

The Include Me Kids is looking for  an artist. Nevada PEP is inviting local high school artists to submit a color 8.5” x 11” drawing of a community for the Include Me Program. If your drawing is chosen you will able to bring your Community to life by painting it on a wall at the PEP office.

Click here to download the flyer

English and Spanish version on same PDF

Nevada PEP's 5th Annual Children's Art Show and Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the VSA Nevada at Lake’s Mansion. PEP will be honoring Shelby Sheehan, News 4 Anchor and Advocate on Bullying Prevention and Pam Becker, Children’s Cabinet, Director of Community Outreach and Advocate for Children's Mental Health.

Click here to download the flyer


Bullying is a serious issue that affects nearly every school in our nation. It is a behavior that knows no boundaries of class, race, gender, size of school or age. 

Bullies tend to target children who are considered “different”. Don’t miss this class full of strategies to help families cope with and prevent bullying.

Download our Bullying flyer here



Dinosaurs and Roses is partnering with Nevada PEP.  Dinosaurs and Roses is a re-sale shop in Las Vegas. Check out this great re-sale shop they have something for everyone, part of the proceeds gets donated back to Nevada PEP.


President Obama signed legislation, called Rosa's Law, requiring the federal government to use the term intellectual disability instead of mental retardation and individual with an intellectual disability instead of mentally retarded in health, education, and labor policy.

Click here to Read Rosa's Law

Attend Nevada PEP’s new class on advocacy!  Participants will learn the importance of advocacy and effective strategies to help children with disabilities.  Communication techniques will help you feel confident advocating for children.  Don’t miss this valuable workshop.  It is full of information that can change a child’s life!

Date and Time: Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Click here to register