Paperback: £14.99 / $22.95
2012, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-922-0, BIC 2: YXK YXG JNSG2
Children and teenagers with autism can struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one, and the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement. This book explains death in concrete terms that the child with autism will understand, explores feelings that the child may encounter as a part of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing.
With illustrations throughout, this interactive book begins with a simple story about what happens when people die. Each chapter then expands on the issues that have been raised in the story and offers a variety of coping skills exercises including writing, art and craft, cooking, movement, relaxation, and remembrance activities. Encouraging children with autism to express their loss through discussion, personal reflection, and creative activity, the book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, or with the support of a family member or professional.
24 September 2013
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23 July 2013
Earlier this month, Jessica Kingsley Publishers returned to The Autism Society’s annual conference. This year we were back on the east coast in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, steps away from the beautiful Allegheny River. It was an exciting challenge to showcase all of the new titles released since our last appearance. What Is It Like to Be...
What Does Dead Mean?: A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying
Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale
Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life
Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts
Edited by Gillie Bolton