The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the Different Brains Inc. interns. Today’s host: Sarai
(VIDEO – 1min 37sec) This week we will be discussing how UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers has become the first in Florida to receive an Autism-Friendly Designation.
Hey everybody! I’m your host Sarai and welcome to another episode of a Week in Neurodiversity!
This week we will be discussing how UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers has become the first in Florida to receive an Autism-Friendly Designation.
Jackson partnered with University of Miami-Nova Southeastern CARD to create a more comfortable experience for patients with autism.
This included training all of their healthcare workers on how to treat patients with autism. They also have patient rooms equipped with dim lighting, a bean bag chair, and soft music playing in the background!
Patients are also given sensory kits with toys and activities that help keep them relaxed during their visit that they can actually take home.
President and CEO of Jackson Health System Carlos A. Migoya said to the Miami Herald quote: “We understand how overwhelming it can be for patients with autism and related disabilities to seek care in an unfamiliar medical environment. Our goal is to always be inclusive and welcoming to everyone — and be a resource to the autism community. We are so proud of the dedication and leadership our staff has demonstrated to make sure this population receives top quality care in a safe and comfortable environment.”
Here at Different Brains, we congratulate Jackson on their great work on being inclusive! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe! Thanks for watching, and remember-you keep advocating, and we’ll bring the news!