|A boy with Down syndrome enjoys a tactile Noah's Ark wall at Access Ministry, an arm of McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia, sponsor of a yearly church-oriented Accessibility Summit.Photo by Andrea Higgins |
VIENNA, Va. (BP)--In 1998, the church Janet Long attended had no place for her only son Gordon, who has autism.
“We were about ready to quit church before we came here,” said Long, who has attended the McLean Bible Church since then.
Gordon, now 14, was completely non-verbal when he began attending the Access Ministry for special needs at the church, located in the Washington-area suburb of Vienna, Va. Today, Gordon has some language, plays hockey in a special league and participates actively in the Beautiful Blessings Sunday School class. Read More