Avoid Medical Errors
Dangerous medical errors are a big problem in our healthcare system, and children aren't immune.
According to a 2008 study by the National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality, in every 15 hospital visits, one child is harmed by a medication error.
The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation has a new program on hospital safety for children. Research shows that keeping a close eye on care and questioning decisions that don't seem quite right really do reduce the risk of dangerous medical errors.
How do you help your child reduce stress?
The following suggestions may help reduce overwhelming stress, both for you and your child:
Usually the time immediately after the diagnosis is a difficult one for families, filled with confusion, anger and despair. These are normal feelings. But there is life after a diagnosis of autism. Life can be rewarding for a child with autism and all the people who have the privilege of knowing the child. While it isn't always easy, you can learn to help your child find the world an interesting and loving place.