What is the impact? a child. a disability. a family.

Las Vegas Office 6130 Elton Ave., Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89107

"Family TIES is a statewide non-profit organization established in 2001 and directed by parents and family members with a loved one with a chronic illness, disability, or other condition. Family TIES works in partnership with professionals to make programs and policies more family-centered, culturally appropriate, and easily accessible."

"Family TIES is home to the Nevada Family-to-Family Health Information Center, funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), to provide statewide support to families of children and youth with special health care needs."

Family TIES is Nevada's State Affiliate of Family Voices

"Family TIES is a member of Parent to Parent USA, and the State Affiliate of Family Voices, a National Network with 45 state affiliates which brings a respected family perspective to keep families at the center of children’s health care - to improve health care programs and policies and ensure that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families."

Caring for a child with a medical problem or disability "increases the complexity of daily life" for parents.

Family TIES of Nevada offers help for parents and families. The organization offers parent information and learning sessions on a variety of topics such as "Managed Care 101." This session helps parents understand the healthcare delivery services available to them in Nevada.

Contact Family TIES of Nevada toll free at 1-866-326-8437. www.familytiesnv.org

Aida Obando explains the importance of support systems in helping families manage the added stress often associated with raising children with disabilities, especially Autism.

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"About Us." Family-ties-of-nv. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

Hanson, Marci J., and Eleanor W. Lynch. "Families with Children with Disabilities." Understanding Families: Approaches to Diversity, Disability, and Risk. 2nd ed. Baltimore: P.H. Brookes, 2013. 97-122. Print.

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