Autistic Grief Doesn't Have to Look Like Neurotypical Grief
We may not show grief the way that you do. This doesn’t mean that we are grieving any less.
Experiencing a sudden loss that you cannot control may make routines extremely important. Give yourself what you need.
When grieving our executive function or ability to concentrate and execute tasks may become impossible. Be kind to yourself.
Some may have difficulty connecting with emotions immediately and may have a delayed response or an extreme response. That’s ok!
When we are experiencing grief, it can become harder to mask our autistic traits. Please allow yourself space for this.
It’s a myth that we cannot feel emotions like grief. We may express emotions differently but it does not mean that they are not there.