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Autism and Your Church [Paperback]

By Barbara J. Newman (Author)
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This unique resource will help your church to embrace people with autism into the full life of your congregation. Autism has evolved from an unfamiliar term to an everyday reality for millions of people. Bookstore shelves are filled with resources that address how Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect children and adults at school, work, and home. But what about the church? What about your church? How can it become a welcoming place for individuals and families affected by ASD? This resource offers practical ways to welcome and include individuals with ASD into the full life of your congregation. It will enable your church to *appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God's image *learn about five specific disorders included in ASD *discover ten strategies for including people with ASD *develop an action plan for ongoing ministry Reproducible resources included are *Sample Interview Questionnaire for Children's Ministry *Sample Interview Questionnaire for Adult Ministry *Sample Observation Form *Sample Parent Permission Form *Sample Adult Permission Form *Sample Job Description for Coordinator of Ministry to Children and Adults with Special Needs *Sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan (ISFP) and much more!

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Studio: Faith Alive Christian Resource & Friendship Ministries
Pages   140
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.6" Width: 8.22" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2006
Publisher   Faith Alive Christian Resource & Friendship Ministries
ISBN  1592552730  
ISBN13  9781592552733  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barbara J. Newman has been a teacher and consultant in the area of inclusive education for more than twenty years. Her tested strategies and personal stories will empower your church to follow her lead. Barb has also written "Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities."

Barbara J. Newman was born in 1962.

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Must Have For Children's Ministries  Feb 26, 2008
Anyone who is involved with Children's Ministry needs to have at least skimmed this book over. It has helped us with some of the larger picture things related to autism. I oversee a Children's Ministry with about 130 kids, 20 teachers and 18 helpers. This book has equipped our church to looking at them, not simply as a handful child, but as something greater.
Autism and Your Church  Feb 8, 2008
This book was given to the pastor of our Church. Since giving this book to him, I have found that he is more welcoming to my children.....even his sermons are more understandable. My children have often stopped and listened to the teaching after the gospel - it feels like he is talking to them. This is a must for all Churches/Temples - no matter the faith. Our children want to be a part of our faiths - this book will help guide our leaders to that end
Every Church Should Have this Book!  Oct 5, 2007
Since the stats say that 1 in 96 boys will be diagnosed with autism this year, it's something that every church should have a plan to address. If churches are going to welcome everyone, and minister to everyone, they need to know how to reach this special group of people. This book gives a clear, basic introduction to what autism spectrum disorders are, how they interfere with a person's ability to participate in most churches without any accommodation, and some simple, tangible steps churches can take to accommodate and include the autistic community in the body of Christ. I will make one comment though. The writer obviously does not have a child with autism, as she makes the absurd recommendation of educating middle and high school students on the differences between ASD children and NT children by showing portions of Rainman (quite possibly one of the most offensive propositions I've ever heard). That being said, I read the book, crossed that section out and gave it to my church administrators for them to read. I highly recommend it.
Great book for someone new to autism  Aug 9, 2007
If you are a parent or minister with experience with autism this is not the book for you. With that said, if you are new to the world of autism and want some very good practical ideas to reach out to a person with autism this is your book. There are encouraging stories mixed in with good advice. I didn't learn anything new, but it was perfect to pass on to fellow church members, which was great.
this is awsome  Jan 9, 2007
if you have a child with autism and have trouble going and sitting in church, this is the one for you. i got two. one for my church and me. it haas helped me alot and we are now using it for other disables aw well as normal kids. it helps them to sit for that hour or so and now they know what is expected of them. it is gret to have.

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