Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 Rebel Raiser! We are beyond grateful for the help and support we’ve received from you over the past few weeks and truly cannot say thank you enough! 

Please continue to keep up with us over the next few months, to see how your generosity will continue to impact our students! This Fall, we will have nearly 10 brand new students joining the FOCUS program and becoming UNLV Rebels. We are so excited to continue providing awesome opportunities and experiences for our young adults here at UNLV! Thank you for helping make this happen!

(If you know someone who is still interested in donating to FOCUS, they can do so here!)


Our April Newsletter is now available – click here to view!




 F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success) is a 2 to 4 year post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disability including Autism.

Mission Statement
The purpose of  F.O.C.U.S. is to provide an inclusive, accessible, and productive career education program for college aged students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Las Vegas valley that promotes self-determination, community engagement and partnerships, job readiness and transitions to adulthood through person-centered planning, inclusive teaching, evidence-based research, and positive behavior supports.
F.O.C.U.S. uses the principles of the Universal Design for Learning and Person Centered planning to provide a 100% inclusive program to help college students achieve current and future academic, independent living, and employment goals. If you wish to find out more about the program please contact us at focus@unlv.edu.








http://www.ktnv.com/morning-blend/magic-show-for-charity-32317     Our recent visit to the morning blend with Kaffe Live

http://www.fox5vegas.com/clip/12688184/putting-students-with-disabilities-on-the-road-to-higher-education  Recognition of Fox 5 in August, 2016

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/2016/04/12/unlv-provides-employment-opportunities-for-adults-with-disabilities/  written by Denise Hernandez. Published on April 12, 2016

http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/focus-helps-those-intellectual-disabilities-attend-college written by Michael Lyle. Published on August 23, 2015

http://kunv.org/may-26-2015/   Radio Interview with Josh Baker with Host Gary Larson. Aired May 26, 2015 on 91.5 FM The Source

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/positively-lv/better-lv/Project-Focus-helps-students-with-disabilities-go-to-college-303959881.html    Aired on May 15, 2015 by Beth Fisher

http://news.unlv.edu/article/college-all  written by Afsha Bawany. Published April 14, 2015.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/view/paradise/special-education-program-helps-students-pursue-their-passions   written by F. Andrew Taylor. Published March 25, 2015.