Thanks for a great virtual walk on Sunday!
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our April 2022 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the April 2022 walk, we welcomed Nevada AAP Board Member Dr. Terence McAllister who gave a brief, family-friendly talk on Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and then took your questions live.

AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all posts are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

​​Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can affect a child's social skills, communication, and behavior. Because most children with ASD will sit, crawl, and walk on time, you may not notice delays in social and...

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How Pediatricians Screen for Autism

Your child's pediatric primary health care provider will start screening your baby for signs of developmental or communication challenges like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at his or her very first well-child visit. They observe how your baby...

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Helping Teens With Autism Transition to Adulthood: Tips...

​If you are a parent or caregiver of someone with autism spectrum disorder, preparing them and yourself for the transition to adulthood can be a game-changer. Planning can make the difference between a successful transition or a stressful...

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Words of Support for Parents of a Child with Autism

​​Children with autism are affected by many factors that will shape their future. Overall, the long-term outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been improving. In general, the sooner ASD is identified, the sooner...

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How is Autism Diagnosed?

It would be so much easier if autism spectrum disorer (ASD) could be diagnosed with a blood test or an x-ray, but it's not that simple. A diagnosis of ASD is ultimately made based on your description of your child's development, plus careful...

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Keep Kids with Autism Safe from Wandering: Tips from the AAP

​​​​​​By: Susan Hyman, MD, FAAP & Lori McIlwain Anyone who's been a parent long enough has felt that panic-often only temporary-when a child wanders out of sight. Kids can get lost anywhere-at an amusement park, in a store, in a crowd, and...

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April 19: Ask the Expert: Youth Vaping, Health Harms and How to Speak with Your Child
Featuring Nevada AAP Leader Dr. Jose Cucalon Calderon

Next Walks on
Sunday, May 8 (English)
Sunday, May 15 (Spanish)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. When the COVID infection rate decreases, and vaccines are available for all age groups, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. Registration details and flyers below.