Manual Gives Emergency Crews Autism Training

Source: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Date Published: 
August 20, 2013
Abstract: 

Researchers have developed a manual called, "A Guide for Emergency Department Personnel: Assessing and Treating Individuals With Autism." Emergency rooms are often loud and chaotic; this can frighten a person with autism, further hindering his or her communication or sensory skills. This guide aims to teach emergency care givers how to best communicate with and assess autistic patients in these hectic environments.