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In Loving Memory: Creative Ideas to Encourage Unique Expressions of Grief for People with Developmental Disabilities
General Description:
The journeys of grief are unique to all of us. All losses to death are meaningful whether it be a family member, friend, housemate, staff, teacher or a pet. Some journeys of loss we can prepare for and some we can’t. We all need opportunities to grieve including people with developmental disabilities.
In this two part series we will share ideas for future planning & personalized bereavement expressions that acknowledges a person’s loss and offers them a chance to participate and recover from loss in their own unique ways.
For More Info Contact: Deb Petermann 614-575-8055 dpetermann@disabilityempowerment.net

Join our conversation as “seasoned” siblings Barbara and Deb talk about their years of disability-related experiences when it comes to honoring the death of loved ones- people with developmental disabilities. They will share some considerations that may come into play when preparing for a funeral such as family, cultural and spiritual influences. Both agree that it is a good thing to plan ahead on what that might look like and to be open to the possibility of a memorial that truly reflects who that person was.
Presenters: Barbara Sapharas & Deb Petermann (Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors)
Date: 3/9/2022

Mar 9, 2022 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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