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Caring for Autistic Children in Church

How can church leaders make church welcoming and accessible for autistic children and their families?


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In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director) is joined by Sophie Killingley (Send Evangelical Church) to talk about her experience as the mother of autistic children and serving in ministry as the wife of a pastor.

00:00 - Introduction
- Terminology of autism
- The impact of having autistic children on church ministry
- How can the church serve autistic children?
- Breaking down barriers
- Welcoming visitors with autistic children
21:41 - Autistic children in youth and children's work
24:13 - pitfalls to avoid
- Normalising autistic behaviour in church

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