The Inclusive Church blog has been running a great series of posts in honor of Autism awareness month. Amy is writing about what you should know about mothers of children with autism. It’s a fascinating look inside what is often a private struggle. These articles are so helpful for any of us in children’s ministry because Autism is a very common challenge. Click the titles below to read her posts.
- She may feel relief with the autism diagnosis.
- She may experience the conflicting emotions.
- She fears exclusion.
- She needs your respect, not your opinion or advice.
- She values action over empathy.
While you’re on Amy’s blog, you need to check out her summary of special needs statistics. Here are the numbers for Autism:
1 in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. 1/70 boys, 1/315 girls