March 6th, 2019, 1:00- 2:30 PM- A Webinar – Ministering to Our Campers with Special Needs

On March 6, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM, OrthodoxYouth.net will be sharing this webinar. To access the registration webpage: 

Webinar – Ministering to Our Campers with Special Needs


Temple Grandin – A Member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Temple Grandin Is Getting the Incredible Honor She Deserves,

by A. Stout

Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She invented the “hug box” device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was named in the “Heroes” category. She was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin.

Autism Contrary to widely published reports, Grandin was never formally diagnosed with autism in childhood or in youth. The only formal diagnosis received by Grandin was of ‘brain damage’ at the age of 2, a finding corroborated subsequently when she was 64 years old, by cerebral imaging carried out in 2010 at the University of Utah. When Grandin was in her mid-teens, her mother chanced upon a checklist on autism published by Dr. Bernard Rimland, a renowned American psychologist and founder of the Autism Research Institute. Completing the checklist, Grandin’s mother hypothesised that Grandin’s symptoms were best explained by autism.[13] A formal diagnosis consistent with being on the autistic spectrum was made only when Grandin was in her 40s.[Grandin was later determined to be an autistic savant as well.

From Wikipedia.org – Temple Grandin  (see the section Autism Spectrum for more of her contributions to the understanding of Autism)

Her website Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Temple Grandin on YOU TUBE – all results. Here’s three of them:

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Kinard: Of Such is the Kingdom of God

Summer Kinard,  an Orthodox Christian with Masters degrees in both Divinity and Theology, has developed another web page, focused on the life and development of persons with disabilities, which introduces and will accompany a book she is writing (same title):

Of Such is the Kingdom: A Practical Theology of Disability

To Access the link:

A Practical Theology of Disability

There are four sections to this webpage: A Practical Theology of Disability summarizes what the book and the web page are about. It begins with a parable which involves a banquet – God’s banquet – a banquet of love. Summer Kinard unpacks several aspects of life with God – divine life – which this parable reveals. The Blog consists of practical posts involving various things one can do  in regard to life in God with people who have disabilities, as well as some informational and inspirational posts from an Orthodox Christian Perspective. of welcome into the Orthodox Church as a person or family member to a person living with a disability, neurodivergence, or impairment. You may use the online form linked at the top of this page or the Word Doc linked below. Tell Me Your Story (in Summer Kinard’s own words): 

Tell Me Your Story of welcome into the Orthodox Church as a person or family member to a person living with a disability, neurodivergence, or impairment. You may use the online form linked at the top of this page or the Word Doc linked below.

Also, Further Reading & Resources

Summer Kinard also has a You Tube Page. Here are a few of her videos:

Saving expenses on the items needed for a child with a disability- a site offering free resources and another offering budget-friendly

Raising children with disabilities is a big challenge, emotionally and economically. Two posts on the website DontPayFull lists sources of  help with the expenses:

 THE COMPLETE LIST OF FREE THINGS AND GRANTS FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

TOP 6 BUDGET-FRIENDLY ONLINE STORES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A Webinar which addresses the financial challenges of adults with disabilities:

 

 

Maura Oprisko: Autism and Your Parish — Part Three: Meltdowns

Maura Oprisko: The Functions of Autistic Behaviors

Maura Oprisko: What is Autism?


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