Local Hospital Becomes First Certified Autism Center
Children and adults on the Autism spectrum have a local hospital to go to. They can treat autism patients for emergency care and make sure they are treated both for their ailment while being aware of their special needs. According to News 10 ABC, the first-ever emergency room for Autism has opened in Schenectady at Ellis Hospital. This becomes the first of its kind to earn the Certified Autism Center (CAC) in the country.
Paul Milton, the CEO of Ellis Hospital, said
"autism is a spectrum disorder so individual’s experiences can vary widely and that is the training and the certification that provides for best practices as well as understanding and how to work with patients.”
The new Certified Autism Center at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady will help with emergency cases of those on the autism spectrum of both children and adults. The staff is trained and certified to provide the best practices and the understanding of how to work with autism patients.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that one in forty-five adults and one in fifty-four children in the United States are somewhere on the autism spectrum. There is a wide range of special needs all across the autism spectrum that can create obstacles when they seek health care. This facility hopes to serve the needs of those on the autism spectrum to the best of its ability.
There is hope that the Certified Autism Center at Ellis Hospital will not only serve Capital Region residents but the hope is others will utilize it from all over the state as well.