Autism Awareness Month…New blog series and more!

AS_12-LIUB-Twitter-IconApril 1st marks the beginning of Autism Awareness month…as we have in previous years on the blog, we’ll use the blog to draw attention to autism-related topics.

Last year’s featured series for April examined the impact of Asperger’s Disorder on spiritual development in children and teens. This year, our focus will be twofold.

First, I’ll be doing a miniseries on The Evidence for Complimentary and Alternative Treatments for Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Throughout April, we’ll be featuring guest blogs from several fathers of children with autism. We’ll also be featuring resources on the Key Ministry website to help churches more effectively support families of kids with autism spectrum disorders.

Here’s a little preview…While not yet posted in the Inclusion Fusion video library, here’s Dr. Cara Daily’s presentation from Inclusion Fusion 2012, Do I Have to Have Surgery to Open My Heart to Jesus?, in which she discusses strategies for presenting the Gospel to children with autism spectrum disorders


Accessibility Summit 2013Our Key Ministry team will be hitting the road to be part of the 2013 Accessibility Summit, hosted by McLean Bible Church in suburban Washington D.C. on April 19th-20th. This year’s Summit features Emily Colson (daughter of Chuck) As an artist, author, and speaker, Emily is passionate about inspiring others to persevere through their challenges and appreciate life’s gifts. In her book Dancing with Max, she and her late father share the struggle and beauty of life with Max, Emily’s son with autism.

For more on our Key Ministry presentations, click here. For more information on the Summit and registration, click on the Summit logo to the right.

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, was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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