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.