About Us

Welcome to the CommUNITY

We are Special Needs CommUNITY of Northern Nevada, a non-profit organization based in the Reno/ Tahoe area dedicated to improving the lives and experiences of those with special needs.

Our goal is to focus on improving the day to day lives of those with special needs through social activities that allow for members to enjoy them regardless of what makes them special. These include sensory hours that local businesses put on where the lights and sounds are turned down to allow those with any aversion to enjoy the activities in a less crowded atmosphere. These events take place on a monthly basis with large events around the holidays to help families get the most out of events that most often take for granted. Be sure to check our our calendar of events each month!

We also strive to offer support to parents of those with special needs as we realized that after your first diagnosis it can be a daunting and scary task to find the information you need. Our community is very caring and understanding to the plight of those that support those with special needs as much as those with the needs and thus offer support groups and one on one talks to help navigate these new waters. Our mission is to provide a local community full of those who are ready to support all families and individuals with special needs in our area and help them live the life they want regardless of anything trying to hold them back. Support meetings are always posted on our monthly calendars and the Facebook group is available to talk to the community at large.

With each year we continue to grow and expand our programs and events to help with any needs that may arise with local families. We love to hear from those old and new to the community about what we can expand on or local businesses that may want to partner in making the area that much more specials needs friendly. Opportunities to get involved directly are always available as a Partner, Sponsor, or a Volunteer.

Thank you for showing interest in our organization and what we hope to achieve here in this beautiful place we call home. We have already found many kind and supportive people all across our area and hope to continue to spread the kindness we have received!

Any questions can be directed to our email at Sncommunityofnn@gmail.com.