Disability Services - Autism Treatment Assistance Program


Nevada’s Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) was created to assist parents and caregivers with the expensive cost of providing Autism-specific treatments to their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ATAP is a statewide program that provides temporary assistance and funding to pay for evidenced-based treatment for children on the Autism Spectrum, who are under the age of 20 and are diagnosed as a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder by a physician, psychologist, child/adolescent psychiatrist, pediatric neurologist, or other qualified professional. A diagnosis from a multidisciplinary team is acceptable when accompanied by an appropriate assessment report. 

ATAP provides a monthly allotment to providers for on-going treatment development, supervision and a limited amount of weekly intervention hours based upon a child’s individual treatment plan, age, and income.  ATAP only funds treatments which have been proven by research to be evidence-based, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Verbal Behavioral (VB), and Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) to increase useful behaviors and reduce those that may be harmful or that interfere with learning, to bring about meaningful behavior change. Covered services include program training; development and supervision; daily intervention hours; and essential tools, supplies or equipment. ATAP may also fund Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy when other resources do not provide coverage.  


  1. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 


    For Additional Information

    For additional information on the Autism Treatment Assistance Program offered by the Aging and Disability Services Division, please contact an ATAP Coordinator:

    Carson City Administrative Office - ATAP Program
    (775) 687-0113 (English)
    (702) 668-3271 (Spanish)
    Email the ATAP Coordinator

      Las Vegas Intake: 
      (702) 668-3271
      FAX: (702) 668-3299

        Aging and Disability Services Division Administrative Office

        3208 Goni Road, Suite I-181
        Carson City, NV 89706
        (775) 687-4210

        ATAP Information

        Additional Information