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Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.


Chaplaincy Services

Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.

Patient with Mother in Plastic Surgery Waiting Room

Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists at Children's National are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.

Hematologist and Patient Examination

ECG Testing for Children with Autism (PDF)

If you have a child with autism who is having an Electrocardiogram (ECG) test at Children's National, help your child learn what they can expect in our visual teaching story.

Cardiology Provider using Stethoscope on Patient

Facts on Congenital Heart Disease

Did you know that while congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 most common birth defect in the world, researchers estimate that 1.4 million adults in the United States are living with this condition? Learn more facts about CHD in this infographic.


Visual Supports and Resources

The visual supports and resources offered by the Beyond the Spectrum team at Children's National Hospital help medical staff and parents to make procedures and treatments easier for children with communication, sensory or behavioral disabilities.