Autism’s Hidden Blessings Online Study – Week 1

Welcome to the Study!

Here is what you need to do first:

Download the Homework and Journal Questions for this Unit. You can do so by clicking here:

(PDF format):   AHB Online Study Homework Week 1

This Week’s Assignment:

Read the Introduction and Chapter 1

After you have completed your homework, feel free to comment below to jump into the conversation:

Introduction Discussion Questions:  “Do you know where you’ve been?”

Did your life change when autism (or another special need) entered your life? If it did, how? Did your friendships change? Your job situation or marriage?

Is there any part of the Introduction story that you can specifically relate to?

Do you feel pressured by those around you to be “perfect?” If so, how?

Chapter 1 Discussion Questions:  “Living a Promised-Based Life”

Read the Scripture from Isaiah 43:

Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.

I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’

Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”

— NIV 1984

Do those Words speak to you?  They certainly did to me! What words or phrases in this scripture stand out to you, and why?

After finishing the assignment, please complete the online journal below. I read each submission and would love to hear what you have discovered!

Where are we now?

Question #1 – Do you know where you’ve been? Write a few lines about the time when you first understood or were told that someone you care about (your child?) had a special need.

Your Answer:

Question #2 – What are the things that most concern you right now about this special need?
Your Answer:

Question #3 – What do you hope to get out of this study?

Your Answer:



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