Autism Awareness Day 2012…Chuck and Colleen Swindoll

Last April, Colleen Swindoll graciously agreed to serve as our guest blogger for Autism Awareness Day. I had the great pleasure of meeting Colleen and her son (Jonathan) last October when we traveled to Dallas to film her father’s keynote presentation for Inclusion Fusion. I had a very enjoyable lunch talking weather (one of his favorite subjects) with Jon during a break in the taping.

In honor of Autism Awareness Day, we’d like to share an interview conducted by Katie Wetherbee in which Chuck and Colleen spoke at length about the impact of Jonathan’s disability on their family, how his presence in the family has been a blessing, and how Jonathan has helped Chuck become more effective in his ministry to people with disabilities. Here’s Part One of the interview…We’ll share Part Two tomorrow.

Colleen Swindoll serves as the Director of Special Needs Ministry at Insight for Living, where she regularly blogs, maintains an active presence on Facebook under the “Special Needs Ministry” page, personally ministers to parents and families worldwide struggling to raise kids with disabilities, and has assembled an array of resources for parents of kids with special needs.

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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One Response to Autism Awareness Day 2012…Chuck and Colleen Swindoll

  1. Pingback: Autism Awareness: I know some amazing people {who happen to have autism} | Diving for Pearls

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