Improving Care for Children with Autism
After Visit Summaries
Three teams in the Autism Collaborative have developed forms to streamline the sharing of information between clinicians, parents, and other relevant providers (teams in schools, therapists, etc).
These After Visit Summaries (AVS) include an overview of the diagnosis that was given to a child, contact information for autism resources in the community, and 5 key recommendations for next steps. There was a limit of 5 recommendations placed on these forms so that parents/families would know what actions to prioritize, and so that they would not feel overwhelmed with all of the potential next steps. These forms were tested by Lead Autism Specialists and refined through PDSA cycles. Currently they are being used in the three clinics where they were developed and have been made available to the other teams in the collaborative.
Sample After Visit Summary (blank)
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