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Supporting autistic children

“My child is autistic and someone close to them has died. What can I do to help?”

Autistic children, like all children, need their grief acknowledged and help to express their feelings. However, they may find it more difficult to see another person’s point of view, making it hard to understand others’ feelings and behaviour. This also may include not realising that others can help them with their feelings of grief.

With specialist input from Waymakers, a local organisation improving opportunities for autistic people aged 14 years upwards, we have put together a short guide. We hope this is helpful for anyone close to an autistic child or young person in need of some initial guidance and reassurance.

Download Supporting Neurodiverse Children with Grief

Download Social Story for going to a funeral at North Devon Crematorium

 

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