Living Through Suicide Loss With An Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Living Through Suicide Loss With An Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced and processed by people who have ASD, and how they can be supported by those around them.

Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others on the autism spectrum don't have to face suicide loss alone.

Written from a first-hand account, this astonishingly honest book looks at the immediate aftermath, and how emergency responders can help, as well as the long-term implications of living with suicide loss for individuals on the autism spectrum. The book describes common difficulties after experiencing suicide loss, such as beginning to comprehend the death of a loved one and managing their estate, as well as matters more specific to people on the autism spectrum, such as overstimulated sensory issues and difficulties with misunderstandings and miscommunication at an already chaotic time. The book will also help those who aren't on the autism spectrum to understand how best to help someone with autism who is coping with suicide loss, as well as what not to do.

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Morgan presents readers with a comprehensive guide to living through suicide loss for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those that care for them and live with them. The author covers the emotional trauma of the initial loss, the grieving process and how it affects those with ASDs differently and similarly to the rest of us, the need for support in the aftermath of loss, sensory and emotional issues that can be exacerbated by the loss, and other related subjects. Morgan is a special education teacher living in Maine with Asperger’s syndrome. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
ISBN: 9781785927294
Characteristics: 144 pages ; 21 cm


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