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Tips for working with patients diagnosed with autism
Milestones Autism Resources is a nonprofit group that focuses on helping those diagnosed with autism and their families. The organization’s goal is to “improve lives through education and evidence-based strategies for school, home, community and work.” The Milestones website has a vast array of resources that may also be helpful for healthcare providers who see patients with autism, including:
- Tips for parents and healthcare providers to make medical and dental appointments go smoothly
- Vaccine myths
- A rich resources section that includes toolkits for parents, information about camps, employers, and services for those with autism, recommended reading and more
Finding WHO info related to infectious diseases
The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains several websites related to health and infectious diseases. If you are looking for particular information, these topic-specific sites may help you more easily find it:
- Immunization, vaccines and biologicals: https://www.who.int/immunization/en/
- International travel and health: https://www.who.int/ith/en/
- Influenza: https://www.who.int/influenza/en/
- Fact sheets about infectious diseases: https://www.who.int/topics/infectious_diseases/factsheets/en/
- Health topics: https://www.who.int/health-topics/
- Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health: https://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/en/
- Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER): https://www.who.int/wer/en/
The last page of the Nov. 29, 2019, issue of WER offered a more extensive list of topics and URLs.
CDC videos about HPV
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a great new video series about HPV, called Can I Ask You a Question? The series of videos are each less than one minute in length and feature physicians outside of the office being contacted by acquaintances who have a question about HPV or the vaccine.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.