"Autism and Your Church contains lots of practical tips to successfully include individuals on the spectrum in church." --Temple Grandin, author of "The Way I See It"
"I love what Barbara Newman is bringing to the body of Christ. Her book is a gift. Our families need the church, but more importantly, the church needs our families." --Emily Colson, author of "Dancing with Max", winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Work of the Year Award
"A diagnosis of autism is often very isolating for an individual and his or her family. While the church should be the first to welcome and enfold each member of the body of Christ, it is often ill-equipped to deal with the unique needs of those affected by autism. This book provides helpful information about the diagnosis; practical, easy-to-implement strategies; and loving reminders of our mandate to interact with each person as a valued imagebearer with gifts to enhance our community of believers." --Laurel Falvo, Certified Family Life Educator, Executive Director, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
About the Author
Barbara J. Newman has been a teacher and consultant in the area of inclusive education for more than twenty years. Her tested strategies and personal stories will empower your church to follow her lead. Barb has also written "Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities."