Autism and Faith

Disability and Faith

Someone recently asked me about people with Asperger’s Syndrome and the challenges of Christian faith. Asperger’s is now known simply as autism. I have heard people claim that people with autism struggle with faith. It […]

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Asperger’s From the Inside Out – Review

Asperger's

Before there was just an Autism Spectrum Disorder, there was also an Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The simple definition of AS is that it is autism without the language deficits. However, AS has disappeared as a […]

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The Autism Opportunity Easily Missed by Churches

Autism

My observation of churches is that there is an increase in awareness and compassion about autism. The media has really brought autism to the forefront and a variety of advocacy groups have promoted autism awareness. […]

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Marriage and Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome

What do you think of when you think of autism? Nonverbal children rocking back and forth, perhaps banging their head? Autism includes that but also is so much more. What if I told you that […]

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The Church and People With Mild Autism

Autism

I think that there has been some improvement in the church’s willingness to embrace and minister to people with autism and their families. But often the people with autism that the church has in mind […]

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Getting Emotions With Aspergers

Aspergers

An interview with John Elder Robison, a successful person with Asperger’s and his quest to experience emotions. Take a look at his books: Look Me in the Eyes: My Life With Asperger’s (USA) (Canada) Switched […]

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Asperger’s: Not What You Think It Is

Aspergers

What is Asperger’s Syndrome? It is currently under the label of Autism Spectrum Disorder but it has a uniqueness that needs to be understood. This TEDx talk will help you to have a better grasp […]

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Pretending to Be Normal – Review

Pretending to Be Normal

What is it like to have autism? It is one thing to observe behaviours from the outside, it is another to get a firsthand account from someone about what it is like on the inside. […]

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10 Asperger’s Symptoms

Asperger's

This is an interesting video but I need to say that these symptoms are not universal. This is what this young man experiences but another person may have different experiences.

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How Can I Have Autism When I am So Normal?

Autism

I have had a number of people find it hard to believe that I have been diagnosed with autism when I am so normal. There are two errors in this thinking. One is a misunderstanding […]

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Me and Autism

Autism

It has been a few weeks since I announced that I was diagnosed with high functioning autism. In this podcast, I reflect on some of my feelings about autism and faith. Check out some of […]

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A New Perspective

Autism

I have been interested in and active in speaking about autism for some time. Two of our children (ages 14 & 12) have autism. It just makes sense that I would want to promote awareness […]

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Coming Out of the Closet

It is time that I revealed something about myself that you did not know. It is something that makes me different from many other people. It is something that those who have known me personally […]

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What Happened to Asperger’s Syndrome?

Disability and Faith

You will still often hear people being described as having Asperger’s Syndrome, which was considered a form of autism but without the communication difficulties. There are plenty of characters in popular entertainment portrayed as having […]

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Going Deeper into Autism

Autism

In April (Autism Awareness Month), I had the privilege of being interviewed by Nick Peters on his Deeper Waters podcast. Nick is a great guy and we have a few things in common. One is […]

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What We Can Learn from Odin’s Birthday

Disability and Faith

It was so fun last night to watch the response to a mother’s plea for her son’s birthday. If you have not heard about Odin, you can get the basics here. Odin has Asperger’s and […]

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A Biblical Perspective to the Increase of Autism

Disability and Faith

A guest post by Ron Sandison. A Biblical Perspective to the Increase of Autism David, a young adult with autism and mute from birth, was admitted to the hospital for medication adjustment (Names and details […]

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Hugh Ross and Asperger’s Syndrome

Disability and Faith

Astrophysicist and founder/President of Reasons To Believe, Hugh Ross, is interviewed by Opportunity Schools’ Executive Director Louise Ukleja about Hugh’s life and his diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Does Autism Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Autism

Some new research has suggested that people with Asperger’s and high functioning autism may have a lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s. It is an interesting hypothesis although I am not sure of the practical implications. […]

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Is Autism to Be Treated or Accepted?

As a parent of two children with autism, I encounter all sorts of attitudes toward autism. There are parents who want their children “cured” of autism and by that they mean every last hint of […]

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