Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Coping with Grief and Loss through Death or Divorce

This article by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism focuses on how children and adults on the autism specitrum may experience loss due to death or divorce and how to provide support through the grieving process. It covers common responses to grief, factors that may effect the grieving process, support strategies, and offers helpful resources. It also includes links to social stories and visual aids to explain death, divorce and grieving to people with autism. 


Bereavement Help
I/DD Specific
Mental Health
Social Stories/Visual Supports

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