Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Barbara J. Newman. Friendship Ministries, 2011.


This book equips congregations to include people with autism, offering strategies and templates for meaningful and inclusive ministry.


understand and address challenging behaviors, action plans, reproducible sources

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop inclusive action plans by reading the section on effective ways to understand and deal with challenging behaviors.
  • Implement purposeful ministries for those with autism by utilizing the reproducible sources included.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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