A hospital visit can be a frightening experience for anyone. The challenges autism or other developmental disabilities present can complicate things significantly for the individual, their family and the hospital staff. This workshop addresses emergency room visits, extended hospital stays and outpatient procedures. It includes strategies for communicating effectively with patients with ASD, reducing anxiety for patients and their families, addressing sensory issues and problem behavior. It includes video examples and is appropriate for all hospital staff who provide treatment and care.
Workshop Objectives Include: