Churches and Autism: It just needed to be said

Such a needed ministry in all churches and places of worship

Footprints in Time

I have been thinking about this topic for a while.  I had a Phone conversation with a friend and fellow Autism mom the other day that I can’t get out of my head. You see, her daughter was told AT CHURCH! that her parents are going to hell because they don’t come to church. Forget that the church KNOWS they have a child with Autism who keeps them at home. Forget the damage done to this child, and to her relationship with her brother because she has been told her parents are going to hell because they don’t go to church because they stay home to take care of her brother.

Church is SUPPOSED to be a place where we love even the least of these, where unconditional love and Christ’s example are shown. Families are getting shunned from churches because their child is “Too disruptive” , “too un-manageable” …

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Published by Venessa Bobb

Mother of 3, raising awareness about Autism and Abuse. Two of my youngest teenagers (14 and 17) both have autism and ADHD. The youngest has Benign Rolandic Epilepsy and my oldest daughter (19) has Moderate Language Difficulties and has a 2 year old son. Currently Branch Officer for Lambeth Branch for the National Autistic Society, Member of the Advisory Group for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, Member of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Parent Participation Forum, volunteer for Cassandra Centre and Groomsafe

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