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Creating "Autism-Friendly" Medical Practices

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    For children with autism, negative health care experiences early on can deter them from seeking further medical care later in life, which can lead to significant cognitive and social impairments in adulthood. Creating a positive atmosphere in this environment therefore becomes an important responsibility for health professionals, but how can physicians and healthcare executives ensure that their medical practices or larger organizations are "autism-friendly?" Joining host Paul Rokuskie to discuss evidence-based approaches for effective interactions with autistic patients and their families is Dr. Judith Miller, a clinical psychologist and Clinical Training Director for the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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    For children with autism, negative health care experiences early on can deter them from seeking further medical care later in life, which can lead to significant cognitive and social impairments in adulthood. Creating a positive atmosphere in this environment therefore becomes an important responsibility for health professionals, but how can physicians and healthcare executives ensure that their medical practices or larger organizations are "autism-friendly?" Joining host Paul Rokuskie to discuss evidence-based approaches for effective interactions with autistic patients and their families is Dr. Judith Miller, a clinical psychologist and Clinical Training Director for the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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