The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially difficult.
Adrien A. Eshraghi, M.D., M.Sc., professor of otolaryngology, neurological surgery, and biomedical engineering, has dedicated much of his career to caring for people with various disabilities including individuals with autism.
Dr. Eshraghi and Miller School coauthors published a new correspondence titled “COVID-19: overcoming the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families” in The Lancet Psychiatry on May 20. In this commentary, the authors address specific challenges patients with autism and their families might encounter during the pandemic, as well as what health care providers should know and do to ensure optimal and safe care.
The Lancet article: