When my son, Alec, was four and newly diagnosed, my prayer was that he would be able to go to a typical kindergarten classroom and make it through the year. Today, as Alec is finishing his freshman year of high school and is repeated included on the honor roll, I see how I underestimated not only Alec, […]
I have a confession: I’ve been struggling during my worship service lately, but something happened recently that helped me see another “Everyday Decision” that shapes our destiny: Choose to Worship (Even when I don’t feel like it.) From a very early age, I have known that I was created to worship the Lord through song. I knew as a […]
God sent the very best advocate we could ever have for our child! This advocate is one that we don’t have to seek out. We won’t need to place a second (or third) mortgage on our house to afford His services. He knows everything about our child: their innermost thoughts, the words they say (or cannot say), and the structure of every cell in their body.
Amazon.com and my publisher, Kregel Publications are offering Kindle downloads of Autism’s Hidden Blessings for the next few days for FREE.
98 people have signed up for the first online study of Autism’s Hidden Blessings. I am so excited to get started on May 1st. If you have signed up, in the next few days you will receive an e-newsletter with details about the study. If you haven’t signed up and are interested, you can still sign up for now at http://www.kellylangston.com.
I’d like to tell you that being a special needs parent is easy—but if you are the mother or father of a such a child, you know that it’s not. More than anything, I’d wish I could give you a hug and tell you that God is very able to help you and your sweet child.
Many fear that the new definitions of what is and what is not autism will prevent and exclude many children with high functioning autism from receiving services such as special education support. Expectations are that individuals diagnosed with asperger’s or PDD-NOS may be at risk for reduced or eliminated help.
Thanks to everyone who commented to win a copy of Lynn Cowell’s new book, His Revolutionary Love.
Autism Siblings: We cannot mistake the quiet stability of our neurotypical daughters as their lack of need. They need us to build a bridge to their heart. This is no easy task when we have another child who needs are much more apparent.
It’s almost like we mourned the thought of a “normal” existence for Beau, and for us as well. The thing is, Beau’s existence is completely normal to him. We could all learn a few lessons from Beau Rafferty.