Special Catechisms for Special Kids: Teaching Autistic Children About God by Caroline WeerstraParents of autistic children face many challenges in helping their children understand the principles of the Christian faith. Autistic children struggle to comprehend the lengthy narrative of Bible stories or the archaic language of most catechisms.
This book is a resource to break down the barriers that prevent mild-to-moderately autistic children from learning about God. Bible stories, simple theological principles, and the function and observance of sacraments are all presented in a simple question-and-answer format in modern everyday English. Written by the mother of an autistic son, the catechisms in the book are each tailored specifically to teach autistic children the basics of the gospel.
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Special Catechisms for Special Kids: Teaching Autistic Children About God
Many families and churches today are ministering to children on the autism spectrum. An experienced mom shares 6 ways to share Jesus with a child who has autism. This past Sunday as the choir sang praises to God in a particularly upbeat song, I glanced over to my year-old son, Sam, sitting near me. Immersed in worship, he held his hand high in praise of God as he sang the words. Thank you, Jesus, I thought, as I watched him move side to side, keeping his hand up.
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But What About Dash: How to explain Jesus to children on the Autism Spectrum
Recently I was reading a blog post and it was talking about how God did not have any part of Autism, it was pretty negative. Technically this blogger DOES have the right to their opinion. I decided it was best to make my own blog post on my thoughts and Gods word on the subject, it also applies to not just Autism but any trial that we face. I have two children on the Autism Spectrum,. I had no thoughts ever of changing my child. YES there were behaviors that I would like to change and there were reactions I would like to change, but I truly believe that God does not make mistakes. Let me repeat that again.