Autism

Ackerman Autism Center

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

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Mario Gaspar De Alba, MD
Developmental Pediatrics and Autism

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Dr. Mario J. Gaspar de Alba is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities for the UNLV Ackerman Autism Center and Neurodevelopment Solutions. He also assists the UNLV School of Medicine to achieve and maintain a diverse faculty and student body, which in turns creates a culture of inclusion among patients and throughout the entire school.

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Jamie Johnson, BCBA, LBA
Behavior Analyst, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jamie Johnson is a behavior analyst for children with autism spectrum disorder at the UNLV Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment.

Board certified, she provides behavior assessments, treatment planning and individual and group training for parents, teachers and community partners. She also trains registered behavior technicians and board certified assistant behavior analysts. Her work with non-profit agency Grant-A-Gift Autism Foundation has led to social and vocation group treatment programs.

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Dr. Mario Gaspar de Alba
Helping Children, Advancing Diversity

Dr. Mario Gaspar de Alba at UNLV's Ackerman Center for Autism.

Social inequities have long been pointed to as reasons for the shorter life spans of minorities, including less access to healthy food, clean water, health insurance, and good medical care. That differential access, which can lead to chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, makes having a baby more dangerous.