Webinar: Supporting Bereaved Children with Autism

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Course Available

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar presented by Chaplain Margaret Kobb and David Stevenson shares resources and information to help support children with autism who are facing grief and loss.



Margaret Lynn B. Kobb
Margaret Lynn Beaudoin-Kobb, MDivChaplain Kobb is the staff chaplain for the Emergency Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Chaplain Kobb earned her master’s degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and her bachelor’s from Bowling Green State University. She is the co-chair elect of the HUP Diversity & Inclusion Core Council, and has pioneered a number of initiatives throughout Penn Medicine aimed at integration of and better care for patients with disabilities. In addition, she has been active at the local, state, and national levels of Autism Speaks, and successfully lobbied congress for the passage of the ABLE Act and Avonte’s Law.
David Stevenson
David Stevenson, MDivCTDavid is a bereavement coordinator/counselor at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a U.S. Army veteran, a chaplain, and a bereavement counselor, David’s unique background helps him form a special bond with those experiencing grief and loss. Before his current role with Crossroads, he worked as a child grief specialist at Highmark Caring Place, recognized as the premier grieving center for children, adolescents and their families. David has a strong background in autism, having worked as a behavioral specialist with children and adults with autism for many years.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Continuing education credit is not available for this program. 


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.