Helping People With Intellectual Disabilities Cope With Loss

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center created a list of tips and resources to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability cope with the loss of a loved one. It reviews misconceptions, expressions of grief, strategies, and resources for those supporting a person with I/DD.


Bereavement Help
I/DD Specific
Mental Health

About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

To learn more about YAI

If you have general questions about services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), please contact the LINK Department at 212.273.6182 or link [at]