Kathleen Deyer Bolduc is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of autism and spirituality as well as disability ministry, concentrating on disability's impact on the family system, and ways in which churches can become more welcoming of families that live with disability. Her books include The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities (Judson Press, 2014) Autism and Alleluias (Judson Press, 2010); A Place Called Acceptance: Ministry with Families of Children with Disabilities (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 2001); and His Name is Joel: Searching for God in a Son's Disability (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 1999). Her essay, "Transformation on the Trail" appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum. She is a contributor to the upcoming book Life on the Spectrum (OakTara Publishers). Her articles have appeared in Guideposts, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith, The Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, Quaker Life, Youth!, DreamWeaver, and Fellowship in Prayer, among others.
Kathy's speaking ministry has taken her around the United States. She is available to speak or hold workshops on the following topics: The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, Searching for God in Autism, Making the Church a Place Called Acceptance, and Disability and the Family System. Kathy holds a master's degree in religious studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kathy's passions include searching for God in the everyday, sharing lessons learned in 25 years of living with her son Joel, spending time with family and friends, contemplative prayer, bird-watching, long walks in the park, writing fiction, and reading a good novel at bedtime.
Her books and speaking calendar are available at www.kathleenbolduc.com