One in 58 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum, which means more than 115,000 children in Nevada are affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities was established in 2008 to address an unmet need in the State of Nevada – providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for our community’s children with developmental disorders.
The Center offers diagnosis, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, applied-behavioral analysis therapy, and physical therapy to children age 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.
Meet Lisa Kunz, the Director of the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada. Lisa has worked at CADD since 2015. She grew up on a farm in Galloway, Ohio and later attended Mount Caramel School of Nursing. Lisa previously worked at HealthCare Partners Nevada (Director of Operations), University of Nevada School of Medicine (Director of Patient Billing), and OhioHealth.
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.