Join us for a conversation with Emily Colson

Inclusion Fusion updatedWe’d like to invite all of our readers to join us today for A Conversation With Emily Colson, available beginning at 12:00 AM Eastern Time on Monday, April 7th through Inclusion Fusion at Key TV.

In our conversation, Emily discusses how she came to faith, the value she places on being an active member of a local church and the “the pain of not being pursued” that she experienced when she was unable to attend church for five years because congregations in her area weren’t yet equipped to support inclusion of her son (Max).

In Emily’s blog for Autism Awareness Day, she shared “I always knew Max needed the church, but no one could have imagined how much the church needed Max.” Her uplifting account of how God has used Max to be a blessing to the people of her church are an inspiring reminder that persons with special needs also have gifts and talents to contribute to the work of the church…and a reminder of how the church is diminished without the inclusion of families impacted by disability.

Here’s how to join us…

Click HERE to access Key TV.

Emily’s talk will be available at Key TV every hour on the hour at Key TV on Monday, April 7. Feel free to watch the interview…or refer your friends to the interview at ANY time during the day.

Emily will be LIVE in our “chat room” from 12:15 PM-1:30 PM Eastern and from 9:00 PM-10:15 PM Eastern.

For this Inclusion Fusion event, we’re requiring guests to log in with their Facebook accounts. Doing so allows participants to join in the chat, and makes it easy to invite others to join us for Emily’s conversation.

Beginning Tuesday, April 8th, we’ll have lots of additional resources available at Key TV for pastors, church staff, volunteers and families to support inclusion at church and faith development at home in conjunction with Autism Awareness Month. During the daytime, we’ll offer great resources for church staff, including video from…

  • Dr. Cara Daily on practical tips for including kids with autism spectrum disorders at church
  • Katie Wetherbee with tips to address bullying at church
  • Jolene Philo on how churches can support parents of kids with special needs

In the evening, we’ll feature resources for parents, including…

  • Interviews with Chuck Swindoll and Colleen Swindoll-Thompson
  • Strategies for parents seeking to explain abstract spiritual concepts to kids with autism spectrum disorders
  • Understanding the impact of Asperger’s Disorder on spiritual development in kids

We’re looking forward to you joining us for Emily Colson on April 7th…and making use of all the resources available through Key TV and Inclusion Fusion!

Emily Colson Promo


Square Peg Round HoleKey Ministry has assembled a helpful resource on the topic of Asperger’s Disorder and Spiritual Development. This page includes the blog series Dr. Grcevich and Mike Woods developed for Key Ministry, links to lots of helpful resources from other like-minded organizations, and Dr. Grcevich’s presentation on the topic from the 2012 Children’s Ministry Web Summit. Click here to access the page!

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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