Parents, your child’s friendship with an Autistic child might not be as different from other friendships as you might think, but it does get to the heart of friendship much quicker and much deeper than most typical friendships.
So when those days look like you are living in a land of devastation and chaos, much like they look in a family with Autism, the church gives us a glimpse into better days.
As an Autism mom familiar with burnout, I have identified three ways to recognize it in the hopes it will help us take steps towards soul restoration. God cares for us and desires to bring us out of burnout.
Jumping right into a plan might work for most ministries, but in special needs ministry preparation, even before the plan, is needed because things do not always go as planned!
My deepest concern was that I would ruin them. The days were long at home with little ones and this only fed my melancholy. Satan held me in a dark place of insecurity because I was so assured of my sinfulness while also underestimating the power of God to work in me.
I had never experienced so much fear of what the future would (or would not) hold than I did that windy Missouri afternoon. Even though I knew then he was somewhere on the Autism spectrum, I could not let myself believe it.
The Center for Disease Control made an announcement last week that the statistic for those with Autism is 1 in 59. Let’s see how we can look at this information not with a failing glance, but with a successful view.