Loss and People with Autism

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Exploring contemporary theory and practice surrounding loss and bereavement for people with an Intellectual Disability (ID), this book brings together international contributors with a range of academic, professional and personal experience. This authoritative edited book looks at diverse experiences of loss across this population whether it be loss due to transition, the loss or death of others, or facing their own impending death. The book begins by offering theoretical perspectives on loss and compassion, bereavement, disenfranchised grief, spirituality, and psychological support. It then addresses contemporary practice issues in health and care contexts and explores loss for specific communities with ID including children, individuals with autism, those in forensic environments, and those at the end of life. Identifying inherent challenges that arise when supporting individuals with ID experiencing loss, and providing evidence and case studies to support best practice approaches, this book will be valuable reading for students, academics and professionals in the fields of disability, health
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting people with intellectual disabilities experiencing loss and bereavement
EditorsSue Read
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85700-726-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-84905-369-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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