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Talking to Your Child About Tragedy

April 16, 2013

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at Autism Speaks go out to the people of Boston, Massachusetts in the wake of the tragedy that occurred recently, especially the victims and their families. The devastation has been felt by people across the country and the world as we struggle to understand and deal with this horrible event. It is often particularly difficult for children with autism to fully understand such tragic situations and the feelings of grief and loss associated with them. Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in the News, a resource from Mr. Rogers at PBS, is a great tool to help your children better comprehend and cope with yesterday's tragedy.

In addition, the Autism Speaks Resource Library contains a list of Bereavement and Grief Resources that you can find here.