Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Panel Discussion: Helping Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Cope With Loss

Date: October 29, 2012

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Description

"Helping Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Cope With Loss"

There are features of autism spectrum disorders that may make the experience of coping with loss challenging for both the individual with autism and the person helping him or her through the grieving process. This panel discussion will present the challenges of helping individuals with autism cope with loss, behavioral strategies and tools, and ways of coping with grief as a family unit.

Panelists:


  • Cassandra Newsom, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Psychological Education, TRIAD; and Director of Neuropsychology Assessment, Fragile X Treatment Research Program
  • Mary M. Morton, M.Ed., BCBA, Educational and Behavioral Consultant, Families First TRIAD
  • Dianne D. Castellano, LCSW, Grief Counselor, Alive Hospice

Monday, Oct. 29, at 12 noon
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Light lunch provided.

For more information, please call (615) 322-8240.