Disabilities and Religious Needs

Today I met with the group home where our children with autism live. It was a time to discuss how they were doing and how their needs can be best met.

One of the things that I really appreciated was that they are very proactive when it comes to their religious needs. This is not a Christian home whose mandate is to promote spirituality. Rather they seek to provide for all needs and they recognize faith as an important need.

Our son is attending church regularly, accompanied by a worker from the home. We discussed how we can provide for our daughter as well.

I need to emphasize that this is not me insisting that they accommodate their religious needs. This is the group home approaching us.

I am so thankful that they are seeking to include faith into the life of our children. In a time when many organizations are trying to avoid any trace of faith (as if that was beneficial), some are seeing that faith as valuable.

Everyone, including people with disabilities, deserve the opportunity to exercise their faith.

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