Tuesday, 14 July 2015

On grieving ...

The Adult Down Syndrome Clinic, established in suburban Chicago for more than 20 years, is a continual and generous source of good information for people with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who support them, based on unparallelled depth and breadth of experience.Their latest blog entry is sound advice on appropriately supporting a person with Down syndrome who is grieving:

Grief
Adult Down Syndrome Clinic, 12th July 2015

... How do people with Down syndrome grieve and how can others help them?There is no one answer that fits all-either for the person that is grieving or the person that is helping ... We have found that many people with DS don’t do well with scheduled “Grief Groups”. Often the ideal time to discuss the person’s grief is when he brings it up and opens the door to a discussion. That doesn’t mean only waiting to he brings it up but does mean being sensitive to when he is ready to discuss it ...
If you need further information or resources on supporting someone with Down syndrome who is grieving, contact the Down Syndrome NSW library: library@dsansw.org.au

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