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This article discusses different symptoms of grief and different types of grief, including grief over a health issue that will not end a life, issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, and anticipatory grief. This article is more directed toward caregivers themselves, with a smaller section dedicated to supporting others experiencing grief. 

This video, presented by Child Bereavement UK, provides parents with a guide on how to support their child through the loss of someone important to them, including the option of viewing the deceased, helping to include a child in the funeral arrangements, and ensuring a child knows that they are not to blame for a death. Guidance on how a child will conceptualize death and how to make this clearer is provided.

This article by the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, in partnership with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, discusses different grief behaviors that a child with disabilities may present, including a large section on how to support children with autism and/or other neurodevelopmental conditions.  

This video, presented by Child Bereavement UK, gives guidance on ways a parent may support an autistic child through grief. There is advice given such as being very literal and using biological examples, and encouraging the child to use tools, such as a feelings thermometer, to express more easily their emotions and how they are feeling about the loss

This page was last updated on: 07/02/2021
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