School Psych Corner: Helping Autistic Children Understand Death and Dying
[Source: Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism]
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism asked Autistic adults to fill out a survey about death and dying to create a resource for people who need to explain death to Autistic children. The response was tremendous—in less than a week the survey had 50 responses, mostly from Autistic adults. What follows is a summary and analysis of the responses. We hope it is useful to you, your child, your family, your clients, and your students.
Please note that some of the responses discuss difficult material, including suicide, and suicidal ideation/threats.
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