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Taking the Work Out of Blood Work

Helping Your Patient With Autism: A Provider's Guide

By Loring, Whitney; Reeslund, Kristen; Dove, Dwayne; Reising, Michelle; McDaniel, Melanie with Lee, Evon Batey; Newsom, Cassandra; Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

Summary

This online article provides physicians with information and strategies to help children with autism complete routine medical procedures. It discusses preparation and accommodations, pain management, relaxation strategies, distraction, visual supports, social stories, and reinforcement.

Autism Speaks is an international advocacy organization "dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders; and working toward solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and lifespan through advocacy and support." [Website]

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Visit www.autismspeaks.ca/science-and-family-services/resources/tool-kits/blood-draw-tool-kit-a-providers-guide-1/blood-draw-tool-kit-a-providers-guide/#frmDE3A077A08CC25DFA13ED812EB4AE806

Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Autism Speaks
United States
2011

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