Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
Leonard is a handsome young man who was separated from him siblings at birth. The State of Florida convinced his widowed mother that she could not take care of another child, especially one who was intellectually disabled like Leonard. Therefore, the other children never knew about their brother. The brothers and sisters were all under eight years old; and they didn't understand that the ...
Prayer Is Answered Matthew 21:22 Central Theme: A good reason to pray is because God answers prayer. Introduction--Bring a watch that does not work. Throw it away. Bring a straw with a hole in it. Throw it away. I don‘t use things that don‘t work. I am so glad that prayer always works for people who believe in Jesus. Have a member read Matthew 21:22 . I. ...
S Demeree, a memeber of The Special Gathering and gifted poet continues to write. Real Life is Full of Laughter Real life is full of laughter and fun. When we laugh, we feel things inside ourselves. Put yourself into a funny place. Watch a funny movie. Act out the funny parts. Make a funny face in the mirror. Think of Jesus laughing with you.
Enter the world of huggably heart felt Robin Schwoyer whose work in the world was introduced to me by a mutual friend. She wears many hats as you will clearly see when you dive into this interview that will tickle you with delight. It incorporates art, yoga, children, sprituality and a clear sense that she is Divinely Guided. How do you live your bliss? ...
I shared a few days ago with a friend that everytime someone prays for me, they usually end with the statement, "I believe that God is telling me that you must not be weary in well-doing." It's happened so many times that I think this must be my "life verse." If I would chose a life verse, I would be something like Romans 8:28: "We know that in everything God works for the good of those who lo ...
From this weekend's Comedy Central Night of Two Many Stars benefit for autism (Sunday at 8 Eastern), this touching duet: [iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QX-xToQI34I?rel=0" frameborder="0"] Her father says, "I've taken off the idea that there's some limit on her."
Worship is the apex of all the many things we do at Special Gathering. Therefore, it is vitally important to us that things go smoothly but there are weeks that are beyond interesting and border on bazaar. A couple of years ago, there was a Sunday at our Melbourne program that was “beyond interesting.” We were celebrating a birthday. Then some of our members with autism began to exhibit be ...
What do you do when some of your members become agitated and cause confusion in your services? That is what we faced at The Special Gathering of Melbourne on Sunday morning. Special Gathering is a ministry within the mentally challenged community, doing evangelism and discipleship. Over the past several weeks, Johnny has become increasingly agitated during the worship time. He is on t ...
Autism in the Community