Dr. Cara Marker Daily (pictured at right with Joni Earickson-Tada) easily has the honors for the best-ever title for an Inclusion Fusion presentation! Cara serves on our Key Ministry Board of Directors and was pursuing a career as an up and coming investigator at several prestigious academic medical centers when she left academia to launch a center where she could incorporate Biblically-based principles to evidence-based treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders. Cara’s presentation for Inclusion Fusion 2012 will be Do I Have to Have Surgery to Open My Heart to Jesus? In her interview, Cara will discuss how to present the Gospel to children with autism.
Cara is a licensed Pediatric Psychologist and owner of Daily Behavioral Health. She is also the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center at Inner Health Ministries Child Center. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed her pediatric psychology internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and postdoctoral fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. Her specialty is in the consultation, assessment, and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Here’s Cara’s talk from last year’s Inclusion Fusion Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Tips for the Church…
Join over 30 leaders from children’s, family, youth and disability ministry serving as faculty for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s second annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit. Inclusion Fusion is made available FREE OF CHARGE to pastors, church staff, volunteers and families everywhere from November 12th-16th, 2012. For an up to date list of speakers, topics, links to speaker blogs and a link for free registration, click here.
This is one of my passions – presenting the gospel to all children so they can understand. As I’ve spoken at conferences across the country I’ve heard some wild stories of frightened children due to the way the gospel has been presented.
One young woman told me that she and her brother refused to received Christ due to their fear.
I have addressed this here http://www.kidtrek-sundayplus.org/child-discipleship-salvation-terms/
and here http://www.kidtrek-sundayplus.org/child-discipleship-beware-presenting-the-gospel-to-children/
It perhaps doesn’t yet meet the needs of autistic children. I look forward to learning from Cara.