People with autism often experience difficulty in understanding and expressing their emotions and react to losses in different ways or in ways that carers do not understand.
In order to provide effective support, carers need to have the understanding, the skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them.
Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. Rooted in the latest research on loss and autism, yet written in an accessible style, the resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance. This is an essential resource for professional and informal carers working with people with autism who are coping with any kind of loss.