Coping with Loss During COVID-19 and 2020 Societal Conflicts
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time Zone
Researcher and autistic self-advocate T.J. Gordon uses personal experience and research to talk about how people with autism are dealing with sadness, anxiety, and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths in 2020, and societal conflicts. You will also learn about ways you can help people with autism cope with the pain due to 2020 events. .
Notes: Presenter will use "autistic person", "person on the autism spectrum", and "person with autism" interchangeably. Content Warning: Mentions of violence, depression, suicide, and death.
- Identifying various means people with autism could deal with loss and sadness during COVID-19 pandemic and other social issues in 2020
- Learning to understand and address an autistic person's loss
- Learning ways to help people with autism cope with loss and sadness (including #StayAndPlay initiative by The Alliance)