Touro University Nevada turns Welcome to Las Vegas sign BLUE in honor of Autism Awareness month

Touro University Nevada turns Welcome to Las Vegas sign BLUE in honor of Autism Awareness month
To kick off April being Autism Awareness month nationally, Touro University Nevada held a ceremony to turn the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign” BLUE! 

Commissioners Scow and Sisolak presenting proclamation to CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley
Commissioners Scow and Sisolak presenting proclamation to CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley

Joined by clinicians and staff from Touro’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley ceremoniously flipped the switch and received a proclamation from Clark County Commissioners Mary Beth Scow and Steve Sisolak.

Touro University Nevada turns Welcome to Las Vegas sign BLUE in honor of Autism Awareness month
Touro University Nevada turns Welcome to Las Vegas sign BLUE in honor of Autism Awareness month

The event was attended by local families, magician Jake Roeber, Clark County representatives and many more.

Magician Jake Roeber with Las Vegas Showgirls
Magician Jake Roeber with Las Vegas Showgirls

The Touro Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities opened in 2008 as a state-of-the-art facility designed with the special needs of children with developmental disabilities in mind. At the forefront of educating the Southern Nevada community on Autism, Touro is able to provide support to families seeking treatment at the Center through scholarships raised at community events throughout the year. For many families a diagnosis of Autism can be life-altering and comes with considerable costs for services.