Don't miss out on all the exciting events this month!
Family Support Meeting

This Thursday, September 7th from 5:45pm to 7:30pm will we be holding our Family Support Meeting. This meeting will be hosted by Dr. Brown who will be discussing health conditions affecting those with Down Syndrome including Alzheimers and Diabetes. Food and drinks will be provided. 
We hope to see you all there!!
*If you have any suggestions on topics you would like discussed at upcoming meetings please contact Megan at*

The Take 2 Performers Studio and the Impossibles Magic Shop & Theatre are hosting their 8th annual "Idols and Icons" show to help benefit the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada.

Idols & Icons is happening on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Atlantis Casino Resort starting at 6 p.m. Individual tickets start at $50 and range from $500-$600 for a table of 10.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (775) 343-6117


We are just weeks away from our biggest event of the year! The Buddy Walk is taking place on September 23rd from 8am to 12pm at the Greater Nevada Field. Now is the time to register your team and earn some great incentives for your buddy. We encourage all of you to connect with the community by calling, emailing, or personally contacting local businesses in search of team sponsorship. We have a goal of $75,000 this year and we would love to surpass this goal with your help. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at
On Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm the Reno 1868 FC will be taking on the OKC Energy.  As part of their community outreach they would like to offer free tickets to members of the Down Syndrome Network. We are limited to 100 tickets, so if you are interested please let us know as they are on a first come first serve basis. You can reserve your tickets below and pick them up at the gate or come into our office and get them anytime between now and September 20th. 

On Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-4:00 PM we will be holding our monthly Sibshop at  Valley Wood Park located at 6555 Valley Wood Drive.
Sibshops are for typically developing siblings of kids with special developmental, health or mental health concerns in Northern Nevada.
 Sibshop participants must be between the ages of 8 and 13 years old and have a sibling with a disability or mental health concerns. Register for $5 per Sibshop per family.

 Snacks and drinks provided.

Sleep is a major issue for many adults and children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent studies suggest that up to 80% of young people with ASD also have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep at night. The incidence rate of sleep problems and disorders is also high among adults with ASD, particularly those who are classified as 'low-functioning'. Lack of sleep can exacerbate some of the behavioral characteristics of ASD, such as hyperactivity, aggression, and lack of concentration. As a result, people with ASD who have a hard time sleeping may struggle at work or in their classroom.

TUCK looks at some of the most common sleep issues among adults and children with ASD, as well as some suitable treatment options and tips for managing ASD and sleep on a regular basis.

For more information please visit TUCK's website here.