Death is something that we all have to face at some point in our lives. We have systems in place to help us understand and get over a loss. However, some adults feel they must protect others from grief and loss including children, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Some have gone as far to protect people with I/DD from experiencing grieving. Knowing more about the feelings and thoughts that come after the death of someone close to us can help us and the people we support. This presentation will focus on the grief that comes after someone dies and how families can support people with I/DD during the grief process. The presenters will remove any misunderstandings by sharing best practices and methods to support people with I/DD deal with grief and loss.