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  • FIRST-PERSON: Googling autism & the church

    by DeAnna Gibson, posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (4 months ago)

    In googling autism from a family perspective, DeAnna Gibson found that their struggles made churchgoing futile or, as she was experiencing, extremely difficult, underscoring the importance of churches connecting with special needs families. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: My church, my family & autism

    by Laura Hurd, posted Monday, April 02, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Laura Hurd, the mother of an autistic child, recounts: "Since the beginning of our journey, we have had complete support and understanding from our church and it has made all the difference in our lives." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: He's listening to a story about Jesus

    by Laura Hurd, posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Because God has "so lovingly poured out His care for this special needs mama," Laura Hurd recounts the grace and mercy she is learning to give her autistic child. "Autism will forever be full of surprises," she writes, "but so will my heavenly Father." Read More

  • Autism becomes 'one of God's greatest gifts'

    by Robert Chapman, posted Friday, January 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Six months after his parents moved from California to Uruguay with the International Mission Board in 1990, Steven Kunkel stopped speaking.

    His parents first thought their 1-year-old had culture shock, but they knew something else was wrong when he did not speak for nearly three years. Read More