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Boys Town Nevada to Open New Behavioral Health Clinic

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Las Vegas, NV – Boys Town is pleased to announce the grand opening for their new Behavioral Health Clinic space at the Collaboration Center Foundation, a disability network that is focused on social inclusion, family and peer engagement, recreation, therapy and education. The Behavioral Health Clinic will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15th, at 11:30 am. Nevada is ranked 50th for mental health and has a lengthy waiting list for autism assessments, so Boys Town is filling a very important need, and increasing access to care for families to diagnose kids with autism.

Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic will be providing assessments for autism spectrum disorder at the Collaboration Center Foundation. Providers from the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic will provide assessments to diagnose children, ages 2-17, with autism. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Collaboration Center Foundation with so many other agencies to support our community and families that need it the most,” said John Etzell, Boys Town Nevada Executive Director. “Englestad Foundation has helped make this possible with a grant and we are very grateful”.

“Boys Town uses innovating approaches to child and family care right here in Southern Nevada,” said Kris Engelstad McGarry, Trustee of the Engelstad Foundation. “By supporting the Boys Town Collaboration Center, children with autism will be able to get the help they need, including access to proper testing and educational services."

The ribbon cutting will have Senator Scott Hammond in attendance as well as all three of our Child Psychologists there, including our Director of Behavioral Health, Dr. Tara Borsh, who is also the President of the Nevada Psychological Association.

The Autism Clinic for Kids is a comprehensive clinic designed to provide diagnosis, management and care of children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. Boys Town’s goal is to maximize a child’s neurodevelopment through early identification, innovation through research and coordinated treatment care.

About Boys Town

For 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs. In 2019, Boys Town programs impacted almost 500,000 children and families across the United States. This includes those who received services from Boys Town’s residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at

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