Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
Perhaps one of the greatest virtues and joys of a Christian is remembering. We often overlook the command that Jesus gave to us during the Lord’s Supper. He said, “Do this so you will remember me.” Time and time again in the Old and New Testaments we are instructed to remember. Many of the emotional and mental hardships we experience in our daily spiritual walk stem from neglecting this ...
Tonight I had a pleasant surprise when I met a friend who is also a member of Special Gathering during my late afternoon walk. My friend, M.J. was meeting with her reading tutor in the park. Her tutor explained that they often take a walk in the park to help M.J. loosen up and prepare her for her next reading assignment. At the time I saw them, they weren’t walking but M.J. was reading out ...
Each day begins with prayer and either household errands or blogging. As much as I enjoy writing, the daily household demands of living often interfere with what I feel God has called me to do. The author of thousands of magazine articles and more than 40 books, Jamie Buckingham often said, ”Writers write. That’s why they are writers. Publishing may or may not happen.” Shelly is a writer ...
During the morning, I performed some mindless cleaning and straightening of a supply closet. Also, I listened to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she testified before the Senate. Later, in the afternoon, I met in a strategy meeting with a co-worker and friend regarding changes that need to take place in our ministry. In both incidences, I came away fascinated with the levels of communi ...
Even though saying what we mean is difficult, it may be harder to mean what we say. When working with people with intellectually disabilities, I’ve found that our sub-culture is actually less prone to say things they do not mean than other segments of the population. Yet, this is a continuing problem within our society. A good friend of mine tells me that his wife was constantly threatening ...
I am often surprised at where blog entries go and even more surprised where they do not go. It seems that each time I plug into another venue (Facebook, Pinterest, etc.), there are new readers. At this point, other than the US, the country where this blog is most read is Australia. Because my emphasis is the lives of people who are mentally challenged, I’m also aware that the pool in which ...
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For many people, keeping well doesn't involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it's still hard to get Americans to comply. As a society, we are so sold on drugs and surgery as the answer to illness that many of us only register two states of health: Either you are sick or you're not sick. In the firs ...
Autism in the Community