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Tag Archives: Autism
Courage in Pursuit of Our Callings
I’d like to say a few things publicly that need to be said by someone in my profession with my background and experience. Somebody needs to go first. My hope is it will be easier for others to speak if they know they’re not alone. Continue reading
The five kids I’m most concerned about this fall
Based upon my observations from thirty years as a child psychiatrist, here are five groups of kids I’m most concerned about this school year. Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged ADHD, anxiety, Autism, COVID-19, dyslexia, Key Ministry, mental health, OCD, online learning, Stephen Grcevich MD, Virtual school 1 Comment
Why families think online church is indispensable for disability ministry
If your church is has an online presence and an interest in disability ministry, your online presence needs to be a critical component of your disability ministry strategy.
The pandemic as an unexpected blessing to the disability community
It’s very possible that the COVID-19 pandemic will have provided the impetus for introducing many local churches to people in their communities with conditions that would otherwise make in-person attendance either highly unlikely or impossible.
An Easter service for the disability community
We’re hosting a very special worship service for families impacted by disability who don’t have a church this Easter morning Continue reading
Janet Parshall…Disability Ministry Champion
Janet’s long history of advocacy for persons with disabilities isn’t the only reason why I wanted her to have the opportunity to attend our conference and connect with the leaders and speakers in attendance. I knew Janet could speak into disability issues from the perspective of someone who has been there and done that. Continue reading
Posted in Key Ministry Tagged advocacy, Autism, Brian Dahlen, Diane Dokko Kim, Disability, Emily Colson, Inclusion Fusion Live, Janet Parshall, Jannelle Nevels, Key for Families, mental health and the church, mental illness, Moody Radio, Not Alone, Sarah Parshall Perry, Shannon Royce Leave a comment
Helping families discover their unexpected blessings
Sandra has written a remarkable book that will be a great source of comfort and encouragement through revealing “the joys and possibilities of life in a special needs family.” Continue reading
It’s the hidden disabilities that keep kids out of church
The study found that the children most likely to be excluded from church are those with autism spectrum disorders and common mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD. Continue reading
Posted in Autism, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged ADHD, Andrew Whitehead, anxiety, Autism, children's ministry, church attendance, Depression, Disability Ministry, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, mental health and the church, mental health ministry resources, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Special Needs Ministry, youth ministry Leave a comment
Why church is difficult for persons on the high end of the autism spectrum
We need churches committed to welcoming children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum of typical to high intelligence and affording them opportunities for using their considerable gifts and talents to advance the mission of the church. Continue reading
The mental health crisis among persons with autism
Perhaps one of the reasons the church has struggled to effectively minister with many persons with autism spectrum disorders is that we don’t do a very good job of welcoming and including children and adults with mental health-related challenges common among persons with autism? Continue reading