New program designed to help autistic children find friends opens in Las Vegas

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SpectrumConnects announces new program to help children on the autism spectrum find and make friends.

SpectrumConnects is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that no one lives life alone. Their goal is to assist children living on the autism spectrum in finding and connecting with potential friends. Many children and teens diagnosed with autism struggle to find and make friends. By connect kids with similar interests, geographical location, and abilities, SpectrumConnects works to establish healthy and lasting friendships . This is the only resource available in Las Vegas to solve this huge need!

SpectrumConnects launched on May 28th, 2015 and has been growing rapidly with interest and attention from families and organizations within the Las Vegas Autism Community.

To participate in the program, simply go to to apply. Once your application is received SpectrumConnects will begin searching for the best possible match for your child. When SpectrumConnects finds a match, SpectrumConnects' personnel will reach out to arrange a Sport-Social supervised meet-up. During the meet-up, families of the matched children will have an opportunity to get to know each other as well. If the meet-up was a positive experience for both the kids and their families, a second meet-up will be arranged either at Sport-Social or any other place the parents agree. If the match wasn't quite right, the children can be placed back into the pool to make more new friends.

To learn more and to apply today, visit the SpectrumConnects website at: or call 702-907-2together (702-907-2864) for more information.


Our vision is to solve the puzzle of happiness for children and teens that are struggling to find the best version of themselves. We provide a high-energy, friendly environment filled with positive learning experiences, open communication, and of course, FUN! In our learning through experience facility, we offer private lessons in Sports, Music, and The Arts, Social Skills Groups, Camps, and Birthday Parties/Events. We accept members of all ages and ability ranges; however, we specialize in working with children and teens with special needs. Our staff is experienced and trained in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) methods and supervised by a board certified behaviorist.

To learn more about Sport-Social visit

Julie Shook
Spectrum Connects
Office: (702) 907-2864
Email: Julie(AT)

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