Monday, January 17, 2011

Is Your Church Open To Autism?

Churches that make space for autistic children on Sunday mornings will be disrupted — by joy.Emily Colson, guest blogger It’s everywhere, bursting from our schools and neighborhoods and playgrounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in every 110 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. But with numbers like this, shouldn’t our churches, of all places, be bursting with autism too? Certainly our pews are packed with families basking in the love and support of the church. Right? Not exactly.
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