Thursday, March 29, 2012

Autism and Your Church

'Autism and Your Church' is subtitled 'Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder.' It's written by Barbara J Newman and contains some helpful tips by Temple Grandin, a person with whom most families with autistic children are familiar. Because of my lifelong connection to the church, I was pleased to read about this proactive and positive approach to autism. Find out about what Temple Grandin calls "lots of practical tips to successfully include individuals on the spectrum in church."
This revised and updated edition of a trusted resource will help your church welcome people with autism into the full life of your congregation and the book can be acquired online from Faith Alive Resources for the price of
$29.99 / $30.89CDN

This new edition of an indispensable handbook provides a wealth of practical tips, including a new chapter on behavior management and an updated discussion of what "Autism Spectrum Disorder" means.
It will enable your church to
  • appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God's image
  • discover ten strategies for including people with ASD
  • develop an action plan for ongoing ministry
Reproducible resources include:
  • Sample Interview Questionnaire for Children's Ministry
  • Sample Interview Questionnaire for Adult Ministry
  • Sample Observation Form
  • Sample Parent Permission Form
  • Sample Adult Permission Form
  • Sample Job Description for Coordinator of Ministry to Children and Adults with Special Needs
  • Sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan (ISFP)
and more!

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is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission of sharing God's love with people who have intellectual disabilities and enabling them to become an active part of God's family. That's admirable enough.

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