Many children have a hard time with medical visits. Stories are used to prepare all children, but are particularly helpful for kids with a special need like autism, developmental delay, etc. The child-friendly stories help children anticipate every step of the visit so they feel prepared and cope successfully. Introduce the story that applies to your child and read it daily prior to your child’s appointment. Please call Child Life at 904.202.8541 if you need additional information to support your child through a procedure.
If you have a child with autism spectrum disorder or a neurodevelopmental disorder, please complete the About Me form. It has information to help us better support you and your child at the hospital. Please bring it with you and give to the team member you are seeing.