Webcast Alert: Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) Offers Webinar Focusing on Supporting Grieving Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Nov 04, 2013, 10:00 ET from Hospice Foundation of America

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Assisting Grieving Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: What Works? Kenneth J. Doka, PhD and Karla Helbert, LPC, will consider the needs of bereaved individuals on the autism spectrum and explore the ways that these individuals may experience grief.  A major component of the webinar will focus on interventive strategies designed for supporting individuals on the autism spectrum who are experiencing grief and loss.

What:     Assisting Grieving Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: What Works?

When:     Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from noon—1:30pm ET (the program will then be available by archive for one year)

Where:    To learn more, go to http://www.hospicefoundation.org/webinars

How:      Live over the Internet – Register at the web address above

Contact:  Lisa Veglahn at lveglahn@hospicefoundation.org or at 202-457-5811, ext. 1006

During the program, panelists will discuss changes that have occurred in the DSM treatment of Autistic Disorders; examine the ways that individuals on the autism spectrum may experience grief, noting both similarities as well as differences with ways that grief may be expressed by neurotypical grievers; explore the underlying theories and principles that support useful grief interventions for grieving individuals on the autism spectrum; and highlight interventive activities that might be used with these individuals, based both on grief theory and clinical practice.

Registration is $84.95 for an organization or $24.95 for individuals; free CEs are included for a wide range of professionals. Registration includes access to the program online for one year after the original air date. Hospice Foundation of America (www.hospicefoundation.org ) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast:

The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from http://www.microsoft.com and at least a 56Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the webcast, send an E-mail to: webcast@multivu.com.

SOURCE Hospice Foundation of America