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Education Archive

Supporting Individuals with Autism in Grief and Loss

Date: May 18 , 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST



Content Overview:

This webinar will focus on supporting individuals with autism in grief and loss. Lara Palay will highlight grief as an unseen stressor and additional needs and issues for individuals with I/DD. She will also discuss strategies for support. Julia Bascom will provide a self advocate perspective discussing communication differences in individuals with autism as they relate to grief and grieving. She will also focus on emotional processing differences and alexithymia, as well as ways to look at cognitive strengths; such as love of ritual, sensory profiles, etc., as tools for coping with grief.  

Presenter: 
Julia Bascom, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Lara Palay, LISW-S, Aldridge Palay Group