Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

Robrenna Redl
 

How Your Church Can Support Autistic Kids and Their Parents

April 20, 2022   ●   18 min

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This is the second part of Robrenna's conversation with her friend Sherry. In this episode, they talk about the failures of the church to welcome families on the spectrum, and a few ideas to make parents and their autistic children feel more at home and included in the life of the church.

Here are helpful links for parents regarding Autism and Asperger’s:

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism#:~:text=Autism%2C%20or%20autism%20spectrum%20disorder,in%20the%20United%20States%20today.

Testing for Autism:

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
https://www.verywellhealth.com/adi-r-test-use-in-autism-diagnosis-260241#:~:text=The%20Autism%20Diagnostic%20Interview%2DRevised,and%20diagnose%20children%20with%20autism.

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com/faq/what-is-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule/

Also on the Autism Spectrum: Gilliam Asperger's Diagnostic Scale (GADS).

Understanding Autism in Girls and Women
https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-in-women-5209272

Understanding Non-verbal Learning Disorder
https://www.verywellhealth.com/non-verbal-learning-disorder-5218632


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