Autism Friendly Tool Kit
The Autism Friendly Tool Kit provides each department trained with the tools to support patients with autism. It includes a variety of items that can be used for distraction, regulation, or motivation during a medical visit. Some items are single use and will go home with the patient while other tools can be sanitized and used again. In addition to sensory tools, the tool kit also includes visual supports, which help to increase predictability and understanding of medical procedures.
The provision of tool kits to various departments has been made possible by philanthropic funding.
Tool Kit Examples
The following departments have received an Autism Friendly Tool Kit
- Emergency Department
- Allergy and Asthma
- Speciality Clinics- Murrieta
- Surgical Clinics, Rehab, Physiatry
- Physical Therapy
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
- Covid Vaccine Clinic
- San Ysidro Pediatric Dental Residents
- Outpatient Psychiatry
- Surgical Services
- Psychiatric Emergency Department