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Please use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism or its associated medical conditions. The following information is solely for educational purposes, not medical advice. It is not a substitute for care by trained medical providers. Autism Speaks is not engaged in the practice of health care or the provision of health care advice or services. For specific advice about care and treatment, please consult your physician.

Please use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism or its associated medical conditions. The following information is solely for educational purposes, not medical advice. It is not a substitute for care by trained medical providers. Autism Speaks is not engaged in the practice of health care or the provision of health care advice or services. For specific advice about care and treatment, please consult your physician.

Blood Draw Tool Kit to Make Blood Draws and Routine Procedures Less Stressful Joins Medication Decision Aid Tool Kit as Another Free Resource to Guide Medical Care for Individuals with Autism

In an effort to help families and medical providers make necessary medical procedures less stressful, Autism Speaks launched a new tool

September 13, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 13, 2011) – For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), routine medical procedures such as having their blood drawn can be very difficult. Communication and social interaction deficits and reliance on fixed routines experienced by many children with ASD are the significant factors to be considered when preparing a child with ASD for a blood draw.

‘Should My Child Take Medicine for Challenging Behavior?’ and ‘Taking the Work Out of Blood Work’ Toolkits Available Now
September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011

Are you thinking about having your child take medicines for challenging behaviors?

Is your child frightened by the routine blood work required during medical care?

Download entire PDF, here.

“A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
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