People with autism often experience difficulty in understanding and expressing their emotions and react to losses in different ways or in ways that carers do not understand. In order to provide effective support, carers need to have the understanding, the skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them. Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. Rooted in the latest research on loss and autism, yet written in an accessible style, the resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance. This is an essential resource for professional and informal carers working with people with autism who are coping with any kind of loss.
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Author Biography - Rachel Forrester-Jones
Rachel Forrester-Jones is Senior Lecturer in Community Care at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK, where she also engages in service consultancy. She researches issues related to loss, as well as social networks and social support of different client groups including students with disabilities, and she has been Master of Rutherford College, University of Kent since 2002. Sarah Broadhurst is Lecturer in Learning Disabilities at the Tizard Centre and has worked in the learning disability field as a support worker in a residential service for adults. She has a special interest in working with people who have Asperger's Syndrome and helps run a support group for them.