How to Talk to Your Child with Autism About Tragedy

Autism Speaks has written an article on how to talk to children with autism about tragedy, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The article lists tips on how to help a child on the autism spectrum understand a frightening and violent tragedy in the news.


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