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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

Grief Resources - Book Review - "I Have A Question About Death"

Grief Resources for Children With Autism: Book Review of “I Have a Question About Death”

“I Have a Question About Death,” written by Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky, can be a useful toolfor parents and caregivers to explain death and grief to children with autism. This grief resource is a way for adults to help children with autism understand death and grief in an easy-to-understand book format.

The authors specialize in working with children with disabilities in hospice settings. They created a story using direct, concrete language. The book includes three components: the complete story, an abbreviated version with fewer words and more emphasis on visual cues for children, and a guide for parents.

The story is accompanied by simple stick figure drawings to represent each idea and to ask and answer typical questions a grieving child would ask upon experiencing the death of a loved one. This story is appropriate for sudden and expected death.

The guide for parents offers helpful tips on ways to prepare and soothe the child as they participate in rituals in the days after the loss. This book makes an excellent resource for professionals who may feel ill-equipped to support a grieving child with autism. The book can also be beneficial to read to any very young child due to the simplicity of the text and visual components.

Ohio’s Hospice offers grief counseling services to friends and family of all Ohio’s Hospice patients, as well as anyone in any of the areas in Ohio where we provide care. These services are free of charge, thanks to generous support from the communities Ohio’s Hospice serves. For more information about the services provided by Pathways of Hope, please contact your local Ohio’s Hospice office:

Community Care Hospice or Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County 


Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties 


Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice 


Hospice of Central Ohio 

740.788.1400 – Newark 

614.891.6000 – Columbus 

740.454.0000 – Zanesville 

740.681.1000 – Lancaster 

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton 


Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare 

419.496.0057 – Ashland 

330.674.8448 – Millersburg 

330.264.4899 – Wooster 

Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care

937.644.1928 – Marysville 

740.852.7755 – London 

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County 


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