Children and young people with ASL, including autistic spectrum disorders – supporting them through grief

February 8, 2017 10:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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

Learning outcomes

  • gain an understanding of the perception of death for a child or a young person with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • gain an understanding of theories of loss and mourning in relation to children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • develop greater confidence in providing support and communication about death with children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 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
  • identify an awareness of our own needs as professional carers and explore ways to support ourselves, and our colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available.

Who should attend?

For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.


£30. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch. We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant. 


Sir Alex Ferguson Suite
Pittodrie Stadium
Pittodrie Street
AB24 5QH

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