How quiet headphones and visual guides help autistic patients get better health care

Philadelphia (CNN)For most people, a visit to the doctor is fairly routine. But for individuals with autism, it can be a harrowing experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. As a developmental pediatrician, Ross realized how challenging life can be for children on the spectrum and their families. For nearly 10 years, she’s made it her mission to help them participate in everyday activities — like going to a museum, sporting event or traveling by airplane. Ross was honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2014 for her work. Now, she’s turned her attention to health care. Working with Jefferson Health, she’s begun to train …