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Welcome to Northern Nevada Autism Network

NNAN was established in 2005 to help families in Elko County affected by autism. The goal of Northern Nevada Autism Network is to increase autism awareness and access to treatment.  We believe Elko County’s communities and schools are healthier when children with autism have the benefit of early and comprehensive treatment.  Although autism has no cure, with treatment the symptoms can be managed and family life can improve.  We are a diverse group of parents helping other parents.  We are dedicated to easing families’ uncertainties as they navigate through the world of autism. 



The next NNAN meeting is Thursday, April 17th from 6:30- 8:30 pm at Sierra Java in Elko.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding Nov/Dec)

At our monthly meetings parents and grandparents can meet and talk.  Although all our children are unique, many of their challenges are similar and talking to a parent who has experienced a similar situation is helpful.

We provide assistance with finding:

  • respite (funding for caregivers to take a break)
  • a tutor to work with your child
  • funding for autism treatment
  • a doctor  who provides a diagnostic evaluation
  • an autism expert to treat your child

We also provide scholarships for

We fund:

  • travel expenses to bring Autism Experts to Elko
  • Tutor Training
  • Social Skills classes for teens
  • Autism books for the Elko County and GBC Libraries
  • Autism related educational materials for ECSD classrooms
  • Therapeutic Equipment for Special Education Classes

To learn more about scholarships or activities please attend a meeting.

Interested in working with children with autism? 

Apply here to be an interventionist.

Application for Interventionist