Autistic adults describe their experiences of grief and loss in this award-winning six-minute video by Exceptional Minds, a Hollywood studio that trains and employs animation artists on the autism spectrum.
The goal of this website is to validate the grief experiences of autistic adults while recognizing the many strengths and challenges of autism. The use of identity-first language (“an autistic adult” or “an autistic”) and person-first language (“an adult with autism”) is a personal choice. The creators of this site consulted with autistic researchers and advocates to understand the range of views regarding language use and decided to use a variety of styles throughout the website as an indication of respect for all views.
Click here to learn more about the Autism & Grief Project’s guiding principles.
Suggestions offered on this website should always be adapted to meet individual needs and situations.
A selected list of articles by autistic adults, books, social stories, and videos from this website, and resources for parents of autistic children under 18.