Supporting Your Child with Autism in the ER

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Going to the emergency room can be stressful for any family. Not only are families experiencing an unexpected illness or injury, but the ER is an unstructured environment where there can be loud noises, lots of people, and bright lights. While this environment can be stressful for all children, it can be particularly stressful for a child with autism.

Jackie Rosen, CCLS, and Laura Cadge, CCLS, CTRS, Child Life Specialists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia authored a guest blog post for the Healthy Kids blog with information on how you can support your child with autism in the ER.