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Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Supporting them through Grief
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
To provide a depth of understanding of the needs of bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the skills required to provide appropriate support
• to gain an understanding of the perception of death for a child or a young person with learning
difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• to gain an understanding of theories of loss and mourning in relation to children or young people with
learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• to develop greater confidence in providing support and communication about death with children or
young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• to identify the importance of, and gain skills in, helping children with learning difficulties and Autistic
Spectrum Disorders find ways to express themselves and their feelings
• to identify awareness of our own needs as professional carers and explore ways to support
ourselves, and our colleagues
• to gain information about the Child Bereavement Charity and other similar support organisations and
Who Should Attend?
For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children & young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector
"I found the practical activities and ideas on how to deal with terminology/use correct language very useful. The group work stimulated a lot of discussion.”
Child Bereavement UK
HP14 4HU Buckinghamshire
Child Bereavement Charity
The Child Bereavement Charity supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies, and when a child is bereaved.