Essay by a sister of a brother with autism: “My brother is one of the happiest, smartest and most carefree people I know- last time I checked those were qualities to be desired, not judged.”
Have you ever felt that you’ll never fit in? Have you stood at a window–palms pressed to glass–looking into the place where you want to be, seeing people there but knowing you don’t have access? Waiting for a door to open that seems forever locked?
I could feel grief rising in the back of my throat, and I wasn’t sure what it was about the scene that hurt me most. Was it the brokenness of a boy who longed to touch something beautiful and carefree, only to crush the life from it? Or was it the thought of how quickly something so lovely can die?
God has a purpose and a plan for children living with autism… and it’s a purpose no less than that of any other child! See why this book is different that the typical autism book.
God as Designer on a Molecular Level: I remember looking at vivid slides of cells, proteins and molecules in a presentation, images that were so strangely beautiful. Sitting there, I could scarcely breathe as the as I took in those images. They seemed so…divine.
Autism parents: What is the single most passionate prayer that you have for your child? Do you pray for your child’s acceptance? For finances and provisions to care for him or her? For better education? For friends? This Friday, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. I’d like to celebrate the day with you by asking you […]
Let me tell you about the biggest lesson I learned in 2009: I learned that love – and God – are enough to carry us though whatever situation we face. Here is why: In my book, “Autism’s Hidden Blessings: Discovering God’s Promises for Autistic Children and Their Families,” I wrote that “if all we had […]
Dr. Mehmet Oz provides a user-friendly discussion autism, and how brain inflammation contributes to it.
Want to win a copy of Autism’s Hidden Blessings: Discovering God’s Promises for Autistic Children and Their Families? Enter the “Promises for Autism” giveaway! Just go to my Facebook page and comment with your favorite scriptural promise that has helped you & your family deal with autism (or another difficult journey in life). Include the […]
Imagine this scene for a moment, and trust me, it will not be hard: You are living the American dream, a beautiful family, a four bedroom home, great community, two cars and a recently renovated home. You have a great circle of friends, and you are plugged into some notable clubs and organizations. Your kids […]