Helping a child with #autism cope with loss

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How do you explain death to a young child with #Autism?

Rouge, my very first dog is going to be put down today. Elliott and Emmett were really close to her and so we felt that we should give them the chance to say goodbye. 

Emmett doesn’t understand but Elliott, poor Elliott is devastated.

I’m trying to comfort him as best I can.

Please keep her and Elliott in your thoughts and prayers. 


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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)


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