How can the church provide leadership in the area of inclusion and offer families a place of refuge and support? How does the church care for and teach children with disabilities? As a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, I have partnered with congregations to start programs for families impacted by disabilities. Here, we show how a family affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder challenged their church to provide a sustainable program. There is hope that the church can lead inclusion efforts and develop special needs support for caretakers. The article reveals one family’s journey in returning to worship with their autistic son and the church’s response.
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"A Divine Assignment: Church Supports for Caretakers and Children Impacted by Disabilities,"
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry: Vol. 9:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/discernment/vol9/iss2/5