Many individuals with ASD have heightened preferences for routines and difficulties navigating unfamiliar settings. Preparing before visiting the doctor often helps reduce fears and anxieties, improving the chance of a successful visit.
The Autism Friendly Initiative’s Healthcare Social Stories website is a library of social stories about the various procedures that commonly take place during a visit to the hospital.
A wide range of social stories are available, with many more in development. Check out our healthcare social stories here!