Last weekend, we had the opportunity to take our young child with an autism spectrum disorder to the emergency room. (He's going to be fine.) The experience made me wonder what other parents do to explain to emergency room staff (doctors, nurses, admissions, registration and security people) about this disability that can impair communication, especially in unusual and stressful environments.
As an experiment, I am using a tool called Quimble.com to create a quick online survey for Autism Bulletin readers. Vote below. If poll does not appear, go to this site to vote: