I am working on a book, a devotional for parents / loved ones of children with disabilities. Being a Christian has had a profound impact on the way I view and raise my autistic daughter. I would love feedback from other Christian parents who are raising children on the spectrum. What are your spiritual concerns and insights regarding your child? For example, we had a lengthy discussion with the children's minister regarding our daughter's ability… read more

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posted over 2 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I have a lot of concerns about how to teach the gospel to my daughter. I don't know if she is capable of understanding the message. If that is the case, will she be… read more

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I think that is the main concern of believing parents - how we can be assured of our child's salvation when we are not sure how much of the Gospel they understand. I… read more

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Well it is up to God... we baptized my son and dd... we will be going to heaven. That is the most important part. God didn't make my son autistic as much as he made me… read more

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LOL! I hear you on the panic attacks! :)

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I think you will enjoy the book "Autism's Hidden Blessings" by Kelly Langston.

Your question is a big one.. I have changed how I think about this many times. Before my… read more

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Thanks for the comments and your personal story, Jill! I, too, have found God revealing Himself to me through the autism - and through my daughter. Most of all, I see… read more

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Jesus said even the rocks would cry out. So I focus on what my son can do. At first we would just sway to the music at church. Now he's been listening to the christian… read more

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I cannot believe a loving and merciful God would condemn someone who is mentally impaired to the point where he/she is not able to understand the Gospel. That doesn't… read more

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I don't think God makes mistakes. My son was wonderfully created exactly as God intended him.
My husband on the other hand is proof He has a sense of humor.......JK=)

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People often ask me am I a Spiritual person during conversations regarding my 4-year old daughter who has autism. "You handle it so well," they say. I let them know… read more

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Thanks so much, ZenMom! I have to admit, my husband and I have differing views on this. I agree with you. I believe that God made my daughter this way intentionally… read more

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Happy to be of some help! Life is indeed a journey and knowing Him just makes that walk so much easier.

For your husband and the thousands of people who believe that… read more

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@zenMom - I found the book of Job to be very helpful when I was going through an extremely challenging time with my son. The part they never teach in Sunday school is… read more

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I just joined this group and was looking for other people who struggled with their faith while raising a child with special needs. I am a follower of Christ and my… read more

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Micah88 - I AGREE! Reading parenting books are frustrating, Christian or not, because none of it seems to apply to kids on the spectrum. Even some of the best… read more

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thank you so much for understanding- I feel like I have been hitting the wall repeatedly on this subject, most people just give me a blank stare and tell me to be more… read more

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ABA, applied behavioral analysis, is basic behavioral conditioning - the delivery of a reward for desired behavior, and the removal of a reward for undesired behavior.… read more

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You know, we've done ABA for 14 years and my son have made a lot of gains. But something the pastor said the other week made me realize how ABA will never ever help my… read more

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This is such a timely post and all the responses I'm reading and I'm just now finding it all about a month after these conversations. I am also writing a book -… read more

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We give every day's problems to the Lord in prayer, asking for help, solutions, wisdom, guidance, right attitudes, forgiveness, patience and the list goes on and on.… read more

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I was told Parenting Love and Logic was such a good book. Couldn't get through the 1st chapter do to the book in not so many words telling me what a what a bad parent… read more

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