Autism Spectrum Center Program | My Hospital Story

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Are you planning to bring your child to Boston Children’s Hospital and concerned that the visit might be stressful for her? My Hospital Story is a series of visual vignettes—child-friendly stories to help children anticipate every step of their visit, starting with entering our sometimes busy lobby.

The stories include simple, reassuring descriptions and photos of different places your child may visit in the hospital, showing what the rooms look like, whom they might meet and what will happen.

My Hospital Story is currently available as a set of downloadable PDFs. The stories will also soon be available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch—and eventually for Android devices—so you can customize and carry them with you.

Check back often as we add more stories!

Currently available stories

Visiting the Developmental Medicine Center (for boys) 

Visiting the Developmental Medicine Center (for girls)  

Visiting the Department of Neurology (for boys)

Visiting the Department of Neurology (for girls)        

Visiting the Department of Neurology (Waltham)

Visiting the Department of Psychiatry (for boys)

Visiting the Department of Psychiatry (for girls)

Having blood drawn (for boys)

Having blood drawn (for girls)

Long-term EEG monitoring (for boys)

Long-term EEG monitoring (for girls)

Day surgery (for boys)

Day surgery (for girls)

Overnight surgery (for boys)

Overnight surgery (for girls)

Vitals at Primary Care (for boys)

Vitals at Primary Care (for girls)

Halo Visit (for boys)

Halo Visit (for girls)

Parking Garage to Hospital (Boston)

Visiting the Pre-Op Clinic

Having a bedside EKG

Having an IV inserted

Audiology Visit (for boys)

Audiology Visit (for girls) 

Dental Visit

MIBG Visit

X-Ray Outpatient Visit

Acknowledgement: My Hospital Story was created as a collaboration between Boston Children’s Autism Spectrum Center and the Office of Child Life Services.


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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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