How to Help Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Cope with Grief

A Program for Providers of Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Parent(s)/Caregiver(s), Family and Anyone Interested.

GOAL:

To educate the participants on how to help individuals with developmental disabilities COPE WITH GRIEF.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Become sensitive to the issue of grief for yourself and individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Become aware of the way you respond to grief.
  • Learn to understand the elements of grief.
  • Learn to understand individuals with developmental disabilities reactions and comprehension of grief.
  • Learn what to say and what not to say.
  • Learn how to help an individual and his or her family cope with grief.
  • Learn how to guide individuals with Autism.
  • Become aware of resources.