Healthcare Accommodations for Autistic Adults
The Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) has some great tools for help autistic adults and their primary care providers at autismandhealth.org. They have a Autism Healthcare Accommodations Tool, which is an online form the adult (with support if necessary) fills out about themselves and what helps them have a better experience at the doctor’s office. After they fill out the form, it creates a nice letter they can bring to their doctor that explains what accommodations they need. There are a couple of sample letters here and here. They also have some other worksheets to print out and use, including a symptoms worksheet to fill out before the office visit, to help autistic adults organize their thoughts and communicate more easily with the doctor once they get there.