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Facilitating the medical management of children with autism in the emergency department

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   20 July 2022
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Takeaway

  • For children with autism presenting to an emergency department (ED), providers should reduce sensory overwhelm, treat child and caregiver with respect, and watch for several conditions in particular.

Why this matters

  • Autistic individuals communicate and process sensory information differently from neurotypical individuals.
  • Meeting autistic children’s accommodation needs and being vigilant for...

          

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