LONDON (RNS) — According to the National Autistic Society in the U.K., more than a quarter of people with autism and their families have been asked to leave a public place because of behavior linked to their autism.
(RNS) — In some ways, being Mormon is an advantage when coping with autism, and in other ways, Mormonism makes it harder, writes guest columnist Mette Harrison.
(RNS) Ron Fournier, a political journalist, talks about rearing a special-needs child, the role of Knights of Columbus in his life and ceding control of parenting expectations.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Advocates hope that Pope Francis' lending his support to autism awareness can give hope to weary parents and chip away at some of the stigma.
Parents of children with disabilities are no strangers to heartache, even despair. How can they find God's presence when they're exhausted from sleepless nights and IEP meetings?
KENSINGTON, Md. (RNS) John Linder and Tim Welsh aren't Jewish, and probably don’t understand the religious symbolism in the menorahs, mezuzahs and dreidels they create. But the two autistic men know that in the weeks leading up to Hanukkah, their quick and expert manipulation of glass, copper and steel are crucial to getting a truckload of Judaica into the homes of Jews around the world. By Lauren Markoe.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In 2009, when he was an associate pastor at Abundant Life Christian Center, Henry Clarke finally faced the puzzle that was his life. He took a test he found online. While the results were a revelation, it was still a devastating diagnosis. By Kathleen Polinquin.