Office of Patient Experience patient advisor to speak at United Nations

April 2, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

Chloe Rothschild, a patient advisor at Michigan Medicine, has been a tireless advocate for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For her efforts at Michigan Medicine and nationwide, Rothschild has been invited to speak at the United Nations later today, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

Rothschild came on board as a patient advisor with the Office of Patient Experience to work on an autism awareness project. Through her research and her own experiences, Rothschild found that for patients with sensory disorders, transitioning from pediatric care to adult care can be challenging.

She worked closely with OPE and Security Services to develop a training initiative to educate faculty and staff on how to work with adult patients who have sensory disorders. For this project, Rothschild also developed content for — and starred — in a video, which you can watch above. The video accompanies the training which she often co-facilitates.

Along with the video, she also worked to produce a sensory kit which contains different tools that can help patients manage their environment.

In 2018, she was recognized by Michigan Medicine with the JOY award.

Congratulations and thank you, Chloe, for all of your hard work!

To learn more about the Office of Patient Experience’s volunteer opportunities, contact patient-experience@med.umich.edu.

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