This video was developed by treatment professionals at the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development.

Positioning for comfort is a support measure used to introduce comfort and control to patients during medical procedures, such as a blood draw.

Typically, caregivers are asked to “hold” their child in different positions that will not only increase coping, but increase the safety of you, your child, and your health care provider. It is important to remember to talk to your child about the nurse or health care team member “holding” in order to increase ease.

Anesthesia & ASD

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As an anesthetic provider, I consider it part of my mission to help educate my colleagues and to help them understand that our children are sick – not just autistic. That is

Blood Draw – What to Expect

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Medical visits can be stressful for anyone and individuals with autism often face extra challenges during procedures, such as a blood draw, due to communication deficits and sensory issues. Individuals and