Lurie Center: Acute Care Plan for Autism

The Massachusetts General Hospital /MGHfC Acute Care Plan for Autism (ACP) is designed to improve the experiences of patients with autism spectrum disorders when receiving medical services.

The Acute Care Plan for Autism (ACP) is a 20 question survey completed by a patient or the patient’s caregiver prior to a planned or unplanned medical visit.  The ACP addresses the non-medical needs (communication methods, environmental adaptations, sensory preferences) of the patient with autism in acute care settings. Having a plan in place will help the administrative staff and medical team handle the unique needs of the individual.   The ACP is useful for pediatric and adult patients.

Once completed, the ACP should be printed and shared with healthcare providers.  For patients of MGH/MGHfC, the ACP can be uploaded into the electronic medical record within 5 business days from the date of submission.  Urgent requests to upload an ACP can be made by emailing us at

 Please see our flyer for more information.

Please follow the link to complete the ACP through our secure, online portal:  

Acute Care Plan for Autism Survey


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