Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and their Loved Ones

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An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and Their Loved Ones

Award Winning Book:

  • Autism Society of America, Literary Work of the Year Award
  • National Parenting Publications Awards, Honors Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year, Honorable Mention

Death and illness affect every person. Witnessing the dying and death of a person or pet can leave you with many questions. In this book, author Catherine Faherty answers those questions in an autism-friendly, clear and precise way, geared for children, teens, and adults with autism. But this book is not just about death. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness of living and dying and offers simple, positive guidelines for living. Communication Forms to make it easier for the readers and their families, friends, teachers, therapists, or others to identify and respond to the unique needs of the reader.

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Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and their Loved Ones

Author(s): Catherine Faherty

Award Winning Book:

  • Autism Society of America, Literary Work of the Year Award
  • National Parenting Publications Awards, Honors Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year, Honorable Mention

Finally, family members and professionals have true guidance for these difficult, but necessary, conversations. Author Catherine Faherty offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. Her descriptions are written with such care; even caregivers will be comforted by her words.

The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Wonderful chapters such as “What People May Learn When Facing Death” and “Role Models and Mentors” put death into perspective in terms of life, and encourage us all to live fully.

Catherine covers important topics such as:

  • Illness and Injury
  • Recuperating and Healing
  • When Someone is Dying
  • What Happens to the Person Who Dies
  • Putting Pets to Sleep
  • Rituals and Traditions
  • What People Say and Do
  • Plus many more!

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 341

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