Caring for Autistic Children in Church
How can church leaders make church welcoming and accessible for autistic children and their families?
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
02:28 - Terminology of autism
05:26 - The impact of having autistic children on church ministry
08:57 - How can the church serve autistic children?
14:06 - Breaking down barriers
18:53 - Welcoming visitors with autistic children
21:41 - Autistic children in youth and children's work
24:13 - pitfalls to avoid
29:13 - Normalising autistic behaviour in church
Resources mentioned in this episode
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