Category Archives: Autism

Autism resources for ministry leaders and families

Key Ministry has developed an array of resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share these resources freely with church leaders or families that would find them helpful. Continue reading

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Dr. Karen Crum…10 Ways to Make Bible Camp Successful for Children with Autism and Related Challenges

Here are ten ideas for staff wanting to help children with autism succeed at a camp for typical kids. Continue reading

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Ron Sandison…She believed in the word “CAN”

My mom’s belief in the word “CAN” paid off. My mom believed that by having me interact with typical children my own age I would learn essential social skills, and by developing my talents I could gain independence and accomplish my dreams. Continue reading

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Autism resources from Key Ministry

Key Ministry has developed many resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share this listing freely with any church or any family that would find the resources helpful. Continue reading

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The suicide epidemic among high-functioning persons with autism

Adults with autism and no intellectual disability are over NINE TIMES MORE LIKELY to commit suicide when compared to their age-matched peers. Continue reading

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It’s Autism Awareness Day, How Aware Is Your Church? #LIUB

No matter the size of a church, you can make a difference for families affected by autism. Continue reading

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Is it ever okay to exclude a child at church?

It’s not okay to exclude a child at church, but sometimes including them in the same way as every other child isn’t a common sense approach, either. Continue reading

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The Day I Said, “I Quit!”

One day Cindi said, “I quit!” And it’s exactly what her son needed her to do. Continue reading

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God’s Plan for His Church Includes All of Us

God has a plan for His church, and no matter how challenging, His plan includes us. Continue reading

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When You’re Living Someone Else’s Worst Case Scenario

When meeting a mom whose son had just been diagnosed with autism, Sandra realized her life was this woman’s worst case scenario. Continue reading

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