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Mama, Take Heart

with Robrenna Redl

How Your Church Can Support Autistic Kids and Their Parents

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This is the second part of Robrenna's conversation with her friend Sherry. In this episode, they talk about the failures of the church to welcome families on the spectrum, and a few ideas to make parents and their autistic children feel more at home and included in the life of the church.

Here are helpful links for parents regarding Autism and Asperger’s:

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism#:~:text=Autism%2C%20or%20autism%20spectrum%20disorder,in%20the%20United%20States%20today.

Testing for Autism:

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
https://www.verywellhealth.com/adi-r-test-use-in-autism-diagnosis-260241#:~:text=The%20Autism%20Diagnostic%20Interview%2DRevised,and%20diagnose%20children%20with%20autism.

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com/faq/what-is-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule/

Also on the Autism Spectrum: Gilliam Asperger's Diagnostic Scale (GADS).

Understanding Autism in Girls and Women
https://www.verywellhealth.com/autism-in-women-5209272

Understanding Non-verbal Learning Disorder
https://www.verywellhealth.com/non-verbal-learning-disorder-5218632


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April 20, 2022
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Robrenna Redl is a real, raw, no-filters kind of girl. She went from an army brat to a military veteran. A wife to Troy and mom of two young adults, she has served in women’s, children’s, and middle school ministries. Robrenna is the friend you call to walk alongside you in hard, painful places of life as well as the joyful ones. She is a volunteer for the anti-sex-trafficking organization; I’ve Got A Name and an apprentice facilitator for the Trauma Healing Institute. Her passions include mocha coffee, dark chocolate, time with family and friends, and showing God’s love, mercy, and grace to others.
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