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Nevada PEP is partnering with BJ’s Restaurant. Come and join us and show your support for PEP.

Enjoy an evening of fun and good food. Please print out flyer and present it to server.



Shriners Hospitals for Children Supports Nevada PEP

Event Dates: September 26th-October 2nd, 2011

Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to helping families and children, and is reaching out to the Las Vegas community to support our local causes. Nevada PEP is partnering with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in the Tickets for Charity program to raise funds and awareness for their ongoing mission to empower families of disabled children through education, skill building, and collaboration.  

Nevada PEP is offering “Good Any One Day” grounds access vouchers to this PGA TOUR event which allows fans to follow their favorite golfer, visit the fan enhancement zone to improve their swing, or try to catch a glimpse of Timberlake and his celebrity friends during the Championship Pro-Am. Each voucher costs $20, and Nevada PEP will receive 50% of their profits. The other half supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is truly a world-class event that you won’t want to miss. Many of the best golfers in the world will participate in this PGA TOUR competition while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. Purchase your tickets now and support Nevada PEP and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

To purchase tickets, visit and click “Buy Tickets.” Enter “NVPEP” in the “Charity/School Fundraising Grounds Admissions” for Nevada PEP to receive credit for the sale. Or, contact Stephanie Vrsnik at 702-388-8899 or .Tickets must be purchased by September 7th, 2011.

Challenger Little League 20 Year Anniversary

On June 17th, 2011 Challenger Little League of Southern Nevada celebrated their 20 year anniversary with an awards banquet at the 51’s game.  All the players and their families enjoyed the game, while also receiving trophies, awards, and recognitions.  The team work, sense of accomplishment, and excitement about the 2011 season was evident when each player received their trophy with a big smile in their face.  They were all winners of the season, and they proudly showed their trophies to family and friends. 

At the event, a letter of nomination that Challenger Director Tom Taycher received for the International Challenger Little League Award was displayed.  He will receive the award for 20 years of volunteer service in Southern Nevada.  Challenger Little League deserves recognition for 20 years of dedication helping children with disabilities enjoy the game of baseball. Click for more pictures

Thank you Challenger Little League for giving every child an opportunity to play ball!



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. Dinosaurs&Roses is located @ 6029 W. Charleston (Charleston&Jones)

Dinosaurs&Roses will donate 20% of your purchase to Nevada PEP!

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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.



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.

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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