Someone with a learning disability will grieve in the same way as anyone else when they lose someone they love.
Sadly, they may also face more loss than other people, especially if they have friends with a learning disability whose life expectancy may be lower than average. Signs of grief can be difficult to spot, and will be different for each person - some people may get angry, while others may become withdrawn or even destructive.
If your son or daughter has lost someone, you may want to sit down with them and explain what death is, and that it is normal to feel sad when someone you care about is no longer there. Death is a very difficult subject for anyone to come to terms with, so you may need to explain things a few times, and encourage them to express how they are feeling.
This may be through talking or through something creative - for example, drawing a picture, or making a scrapbook about the person that died. They may also want to speak to someone outside of the family, such as a professional who works with them, a friend or another relative they trust.
My daughter and I share our feelings and talk about the loss of her father.
If your child has a learning disability, you as a parent may also have to deal with bereavement. However prepared you are, the loss of a child is a devastating experience, and it is important that you and your family get the right support and counselling to help you through this time.