Coping with autism through
faith and prayer
Coping with autism through faith and prayer is how our family began to learn to come to acceptance that our loved one has an autism spectrum disorder. Yet it can be difficult for parents and caregivers to attend or bring our loved ones to church or religious services. We have found some online prayer and spirituality sites can be the next best thing to attending services.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God. ~Author Unknown
Family Village Worship Center
II Corinthians 1:3,4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all of our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
The World Bible Translation Center
offers free Bibles as a download in various languages and more.
is a ministry of Milledgeville Christian Center in Milledgeville, GA, offering a safe, online place for Christians to go for fellowship and to chat with others.
BlackandChristian.com is an informational and inspirational resource for the African American Christian Community and others interested in the African American religious experience.
Children of Destiny is run by Christian ministers and parents of a child with autism offering daily prayers by e-mail, specifically for parents and family/friends, with weekly topics and an Autism Strategic Prayer Network, which receives periodic and emergency e-mails asking for prayer for important issues, events, and occurrences related to autism.
There is a radio program entitled "Children of Destiny: Spiritual Strength and Hope for Families Struggling with Autism." The program airs every Sunday morning from 11:00-11:30 US Eastern Time (10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, 8:00 Pacific). To access this program, please visit
Autism One and click on the Autism One Radio icon. If you are unable to catch the program at air time, it will be available to hear any time at the Autism One Radio archives.
ChristianHangSuite.com is a new online magazine which uses the Internet to minster to Christians. With more than 30 different sections to choose from, users can create a Member Page, post events, request prayer, post testimonies, access a wealth of information from the Lifestyle section, listen to full-length audio sermons, and can also listen to interviews with the industry's top gospel artists. Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, Byron Cage, J. Moss, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Youthful Praise, Darius Brooks, and Cross Movement Records are a few of the notables that have phoned in to the Studio Session for live interviews.
The web site also includes an Internet radio station, WCHS RADIO FM, which is hosted on the Live365 network.
Family Village Worship Center includes many diverse religious/faith/spiritual and educational worship resources for those who have disabilities.
Publications to Help
We are all looking for ways to help our children and loved ones cope with fears and uncertainties which are part of our world. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Black Child Development Insitute have published An Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis developed with input from parents, health care providers, and national leaders. This activity book provides information and resources that can help parents instill a sense of safety in their children during times of crisis.
The activities featured in this book can help to:
- Enhance communication in families to provide strength and comfort in tough times
- Teach your child how to express thoughts and feelings in positive, constructive ways
- Encourage important everyday values that can strengthen your child from within
To view, download, or order your free copy of An Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis
click here or contact NICHD Information Resource Center
or call their toll-free number at 1-800-370-2943.
National Black Child Development Institute
is working together with parents, professionals and leaders of national African American organizations, developed the African American Parents’ Project which seeks to provide parents with the information and resources they need to inspire hope and provide comfort and a sense of safety for their children.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
published "Adventures in Parenting," which provides a 5-step approach to parenting: responding to your child in an appropriate manner, preventing risky behavior or problems before they arise, monitoring your child’s contact with his or her surrounding world, mentoring your child to support and encourage desired behaviors, and modeling your own behavior to provide a consistent, positive example for your child.
Coping with Autism Resources
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
assists parents and families understand developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.
African American Therapists.com
helps you find an African American therapist in your city through its directory, provides telephone and online counseling for individuals, offers a library, news, ideas and Fresh urban talk radio. Call-in for advice at 1pm on Saturdays, 1-866-801-8255 on XM Satellite Radio Channel 169.
American Psychiatric Association
provides public information and resource links related to mental health.
Helping families cope with autism
Coping with autism through faith and prayer
helps to relieve stress on famililes.
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