The Holy Spirit at Work – Even in the Midst of Autism

There is so much freedom in surrendering our hopes and desires to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will do exceeding abundantly above what we ask or think. Two things happened today. I attended my son’s IEP meeting, and we talked about the Holy Spirit in the staff Bible study at my job. At first glance, they seem to have nothing to do with each other. However, the IEP meeting was confirmation … [Read more...]

Teaching Children Inclusion

Last week my son had a horrible time in school. He’s been extremely frustrated because other children don’t include him in basketball and soccer during recess. My son is highly functioning autistic, and for many years he didn’t care if other children wanted to play with him. Most of the time, he wandered around by himself in his own world. Now, he’s reached a point where he wants to be included, … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness Month Book Review: Stewie Boom! and Princess Penelope

It is autism awareness month and many of us with children on the spectrum are being intentional about teaching others and creating opportunities for our little ones to share their stories. That’s why when the opportunity to review a new book helping children to understand autism, I jumped at the chance, and I was not disappointed. Stewie Boom! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes and … [Read more...]