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UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions News

The UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center provides clients with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, and speech and behavioral therapists, for a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment plan, follow-up care and support services.

Current Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions News

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People | April 10, 2019

Busy physician and mother Rooman Ahad balances caring for other people's children with raising her own young ones.

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People | February 13, 2019

Brian Lauzon brings his business acumen to the Ackerman Autism Center and the School of Medicine

Hailey Dawson and Maria Gerardi
Business and Community | January 2, 2018

A collection of news stories from 2017 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Dr. Mark Dubrouva
People | February 16, 2017

The Las Vegas physician and higher education regent discusses his own educational experience and why UNLV’s School of Medicine is so important to health of our community.

Pamela Beal
People | January 5, 2017

After receiving two kidney transplants over the last two decades, the associate dean of clinical affairs dedicated her life to improving health care for others.

health workers and clients
Campus News | November 29, 2016

The first-of-its-kind program in Nevada is aimed at helping patients overcome the hurdles to receiving care.

Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 13, 2019

According to UNLV’s School of Medicine, despite years of warnings about the risks associated with drinking while pregnant, doctors across Southern Nevada are still reporting high rates of FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The Nevada Independent
September 11, 2019

Early diagnosis of fetal alcohol disease is the biggest challenge for addressing the syndrome in children who get in trouble and end up in the criminal justice system, a Clark County judge said at a UNLV panel Monday.

Vegas Inc
April 29, 2019

A love of science and the study of medicine fueled Dr. Rooman Ahad’s career and led her to a role as assistant professor of pediatric neurology at UNLV’s School of Medicine. She is now part of an effort to expand autism services in the Las Vegas Valley and raise awareness through education and events such as the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Race for Hope 5K, which was run April 27 at UNLV.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 16, 2018

Little Jason Sebron donned his black flat-bill baseball cap on a recent Wednesday — and for the first time, he didn’t scramble to take it off.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 24, 2017

An anonymous gift of $200,000 has been made to help fund programs at the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 2, 2017

For families who have children with autism, finding help can be exhausting and often includes traveling all over the state from one specialist to another. Now there is a promising program diagnosing and treating kids earlier and all in one place at the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center.