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Making Sense of Autism: Part 1

Autism is on the rise. But its causes remain unknown, and a cure is yet to be found. Common misunderstandings include the notions that children with autism are not able to learn, or that their behavior is simply the result of poor discipline. In Part One, you’ll see these myths dispelled, as you look into the lives of families that include a child with autism. Part Two addresses a crucial question: What is the role of the church in the lives of families affected by autism? Find out what these families need most from the church—as well as the blessings that come from including every person in the body of Christ. Watch Part 2 Special Features Part 1: Dr. Laura Hendrickson, author of Finding Your Child’s Way on the Autism Spectrum, discusses issues of spiritual growth, parenting, and marriage for families that include a child with autism. Part 1 is sponsored in honor of Henry and Dorothy Pfister.

Making Sense of Autism: Part 2

Part two: Autism is on the rise in America. But its causes remain unknown, and a cure is yet to be found. Common misunderstandings include the notions that children with autism are not able to learn, or that their behavior is simply the result of poor discipline. In Part One, you’ll see these myths dispelled, as you look into the lives of families that include a child with autism. Part Two addresses a crucial question: What is the role of the church in the lives of families affected by autism? Find out what these families need most from the church – as well as the blessings that come from including every person in the body of Christ. Special Features Part 2: Barbara J. Newman, author of Autism and Your Church, offers expert advice on how your church can welcome and include children with autism and their families.

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