It is hard to imagine but there was a time when individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) were considered incapable of grief—just as young children once were! Although inconceivable today, it had been suggested that individuals with ID do not possess either the necessary capacity to form meaningful relationships or the necessary understanding of death to result in the experience of loss and mourning. We now know this suggestion to be emphatically false.
Tomorrow’s conversation explores this sensitive subject and offers insight into how we might assess and respond to grief, bereavement, and loss in people with special needs. It is a timely and long overdue conversation - a must listen to show that promises to be of value to everyone and not just persons on the Autism spectrum.
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DDI ON AUTISM on 103.9 FM
“Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.”
Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism ‘is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.
Join host Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Romas, as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.
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