From a Need to a Vision

New Vista was founded in 1986 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who were concerned what would happen to their loved ones when they were gone or could not care for them. Out of this need the first program “New Vista Ranch” was created.

In 1987, the Gilcrease Brothers donated 15 acres of land to the charity which gave New Vista the platform to build the first 4 homes.  Today, New Vista has over 22 homes and growing in the Las Vegas area.  Additionally, New Vista supports individuals with IDD still living at home with their families by providing in-home skilled staff that assist with their loved ones needs.

New Vista’s Mission

New Vista is committed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest. The mission of New Vista is to empower individuals with IDD through a better quality of life. Our skilled staff works to improve each individual’s ability to be independent and to build self-esteem through obtaining their goals.

Who We Help

New Vista’s programs provide support to families that have a loved one with an intellectual challenge such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Individuals with an I.Q. score of 70 or below.

Ways You Can Help

New Vista counts on the support and generosity of the Las Vegas community – we invite you several  to share your valuable time and talents with New Vista.  For more information, please call (702) 457-4677 ext. 127 or visit 

How We Help

New Vista provides three core programs in Southern Nevada; supported living arrangements, in-home supports and group respite. On average a client of New Vista is supported between 16 to 18 hours a day through our housing and life-skills training programs. New Vista’s services are at the highest level of wrap-around supports and address each individual’s needs on a personalized, one-to-one basis.