Autism-Friendly Emergency Department
Services for Families
Community Medical Center’s Emergency Department has taken steps to
meet the needs of patients with autism and their families through establishing
an "Autism Friendly Emergency Department."
Our Emergency Department staff - including providers, nursing and support
staff – has been working closely with agencies like Parents of Autistic
Children (POAC) and Autism Speaks NJ to learn more about autism and how
to best communicate and work with patients with autism. Staff education
includes awareness about sensory sensitivity, communication and pain threshold,
as well as how to interact with patients.
iPads with special software, sensory items, as well as other items to provide
support, comfort and security, including compression vests, blankets and
noise reduction ear muffs, are available.
Things to Consider When Bringing Your Child with Special Needs to the Emergency
Autism-Friendly Emergency Department Provides Comfort and Familiarity for
Individuals With Autism
Related Press Releases:
April, 10, 2015 - Community Medical Center Participates in Autism “Light
It Up Blue’ Campaign