For Medical Professionals

Welcome to the Section for Medical Professionals. Our tools and supports can help make the visit of an individual with developmental disabilities successful.

Remember

  • Individuals with ASD often have visual strengths. Use visual supports throughout the visit. The more often visual supports are used, the more help they will provide in the clinic.
  • Remember to use these at every visit. It can help to have samples made and prepared for use.

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ThumbnailSeriesNameDescriptionKeywords
About ASD10 Do's for Supporting Individuals with ASDThe two-sided handout provides recommendations on how to interact with individuals with ASD, including consideration of common strengths and challenges and suggestions on how to best support individuals with ASD. This download is a 2-page PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training
ASD DSM OverviewAbout ASDASD & DSM-5 OverviewThese two-sided handouts review the names and basic characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), how it is diagnosed, and relevant changes in diagnoses and treatment with DSM-5. This download is a 2-page PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training
Hair Cutting Tips ThumbnailTips & StrategiesHair-cuttingHaircuts, while necessary, can be stressful events for you and your child. The unfamiliar sounds, sights, smells, and sensations of a hair-cutting experience can be overwhelming to any child, and especially those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This download is a 3-page PDF.About Autism, Sensory, Informational Resources, Members Only, Home, Provider
thumbnailAbout ASDMisconceptions & Facts about ASDThe handout debunks myths about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides evidence-based information. This download is a 1-page PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training
Proactive strategies thumbnailAbout ASDProactive Strategies: General GuidelinesThis information sheet provides a brief overview of the What, Why, When, and How of implementing Positive Attention in the classroom. This download is a 2-page PDF.About Autism, Evidence-Based Strategies, Informational Resources, School, Personnel Training
sensory man thumbnailAbout ASDSensory ManThis information sheet gives proven strategies for working with students with ASD during routine tornado drills during school. Tornado drills are an important element of emergency management and all students should participate so they are prepared in the event of an actual emergency. This download is a 2-page PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training
getting a shot - thumbnailStrategy in PracticeSocial Narrative: Getting a Shot is OK!This social narrative can be used to teach individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities about getting a shot, and how it is okay. Includes instructions for customizing the social narrative and a full-page narrative describing the process of getting a shot in a medical setting. This download is a 2-page PDF.Evidence-Based Strategies, Medical Visit, Visual Supports, Informational Resources, Home, Provider
Strategy in PracticeSocial Narrative: Getting an IV is OKThis social narrative can be used to teach individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities about getting an IV, and how it is okay. Includes instructions for customizing the social narrative and a full-page narrative describing the process of getting an IV put in at a medical setting. This download is a 2-page PDF.Evidence-Based Strategies, Medical Visit, Visual Supports, Informational Resources, Home, Provider
Doctor visit thumbnailStrategy in PracticeSocial Narrative: Going to Visit the DoctorUse this social narrative to teach individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities about visiting a doctor. Includes instructions for customizing the social narrative and a full-page narrative describing the process of going to visit the doctor. This download is a 2-page PDF.Evidence-Based Strategies, Medical Visit, Visual Supports, Informational Resources, Home, Provider
What is ABA thumbnailAbout ASDWhat is ABA?The two-sided handout provides an explanation of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the foundations of behavior therapy and ABA-based therapy along with other considerations. This download is a 2-page PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training
what is autism brochureAbout ASDWhat is Autism? BrochureThe brochure is written in a child-friendly language and includes tips for playing with children with ASD, their strengths and challenges, and other basic information about ASD. This is a downloadable PDF.About Autism, Informational Resources, Evidence-Based Strategies, School, Home, Provider, Community, Personnel Training