Our adult son with autism, Collin, thrives on routines and avidly memorizes them and has them carefully tagged in his brain—a certain routine for a certain place. How would he react to the new church normal?
Individuals with disabilities have been inspiring me my whole life. I am so grateful that I have gotten the chance to know so many people with disabilities. As a matter of fact, I give much credit to these individuals for me being who I am today.
Our family is one of the lucky ones. We are included and loved. Just the way we are. I am going to tell you just a few things my pastor did right when our family joined the church.
When I think about the larger world of my community, my stress level goes up about ten notches. Both of my sons (who are now both adults, which creates a whole new set of issues) have difficulty in the community.
One of the really fun things about being a parent is recreating and reliving your best childhood memories with your children. But when my two sons with autism were growing up, it soon became clear that I was going to have to seriously rethink my Independence Day celebration.
The good news is that there are lots of choices out there for incontinence products. The bad news: it can be very time-consuming to sort out exactly which ones work best for each individual.