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NJ Hospital Has Autism-Friendly Emergency Room

October 15, 2014

(October 15, 2014) - At Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell Township, N.J., they understand just how traumatic a trip to the ER can be for an individual with autism. Staff has undergone months of training to learn how to make the hospital atmosphere a more welcoming and sensory-friendly place for patients on the spectrum.

The hospital’s pediatric department is the first to become autism-friendly then the plan is to expand it to its adult emergency department. A parent focus group was also brought in to refine the program.

Autism Speaks Launches Anti-bullying Partnership with DoSomething.org!

October 13, 2014

(October 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is excited to partner with DoSomething.org on a campaign to reduce the in-school bullying that has become far too common in the autism community. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change. Their 2.9 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment.