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Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

Member Since 2/2019
630 S. Rancho Dr., Suite D
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702.564.2453   

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) was founded in 2009 by a single mom who struggled to get answers and help for her son, Grant, when he showed signs of autism. Once he was diagnosed her question became What now?; She built the therapeutic programs and family support systems that we deliver today.

Our mission is to help children, young adults and their families master autism by providing assessment and treatment funding; combined with support services, vocational training and transition planning.

In 2015, GGAF established a unique partnership with UNLV School of Medicine to provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, follow-up care, and support services for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In 2016 the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions (the Center) opened, combining cutting-edge care, vocational training, social support programs and education for families, all in one outpatient setting.

This partnership allows us to provide a continuum of care to individuals with ASD in Southern Nevada over their lifetime. The Center is currently the only comprehensive academic medical model in Nevada that centralizes autism services in one location. We expect this model to become the standard for autism diagnosis, treatment, research, programming and education in Nevada and nationally.

Mission Statement

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help children, young adults and their families master autism by providing assessment and treatment funding; combined with support services, vocational training and transition planning.

Organization Focus

Our goal is to provide family-centered care through one or more of our programs and services, and to help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with functioning roles in our community.

In addition, we act as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance. Our organization achieves this by collaborating with other organizations, state agencies, and providers to give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) growing up in Nevada a better quality of life and future as they transition into adults.

Who We Serve

We serve children and families living with ASD in Clark County. In 2015 GGAF established a unique partnership with the UNLV School of Medicine to provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, follow-up care, and support services for children of all ages with ASD. In 2016 the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions (the Center) opened. In 2017 alone over 3,600 children received 12,000 services at the Center, the only comprehensive medical autism center in Clark County. Of those families, 67% were from low-income households.






Business Category

Business/Workforce Training, Health Care Service, Non-Profit

Primary Contact

Terri Janison
As we make a decision, we need to ask ourselves how this will affect the children we serve.

- Terri Janison, President and CEO of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.