Early Intervention is Key When Your Children are Not Meeting Milestones
Your child deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. The Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada (The Pierce Autism Center at Touro) is here to help with an evidence-based, team-centered approach. Located in Henderson, Nevada, the center offers applied behavioral analysis services to Las Vegas and the southern Nevada area.
The Pierce Autism Center at Touro continues to require masks as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC emphasized that its new masking recommendations do not apply to healthcare settings.
Fully vaccinated parents will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to their child's appointment. If a parent has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, he/she must arrive 15 minutes ahead of a scheduled appointment and take a 15-minute COVID-19 rapid test. If the parent is negative, the child may proceed with the scheduled therapy appointment. If the parent tests positive, the appointment will be canceled and/or rescheduled. The parent and child must then go have a PCR test from another provider and provide the results to the center before the next appointment.
One in 54 children is diagnosed on the autism spectrum, which means more than 120,000 children in Nevada are affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Pierce Autism Center at Touro was established in 2008 to address an unmet need in the State of Nevada – providing therapy services for our community’s children with developmental disorders.
The center offers applied-behavioral analysis therapy to children aged 18 months up to 12 years of age. All staff and providers are CPR trained, in case of a medical emergency, and CPI model trained, which teaches techniques to safely manage disruptive behavior.
Our team is comprised of experienced, qualified, and compassionate therapists who treat children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Staff are devoted to serving the children and families who utilize the Center. The team is comprised of registered behavior technicians, board-certified behavior analysts, and licensed behavior analysts.