Orthodox Christian DVD on autism and worship

The folks at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Euless, Texas have produced a DVD entitled Angels and Autism: Finding Faith for the Autistic Child  with the aim of “helping worshippers understand challenges faced by parents with autistic kids.” Here is an article, posted in Media Dis&Dat and originally published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which gives some background on the making of the DVD: Texas women’s group creates DVD about autism, worship

My wife and I ordered the DVD and watched it. It is informative concerning the autism spectrum, the challenges families and individuals with autism face in regard to participation in worship services, and also touches upon the unique opportunity Orthodox Christian worship offers to persons with autism. Professionals, couples, and the Priest of the Parish, who has a special needs child of his own, speak on the video. It was about 15 minutes, give or take. It was nicely done.

To buy the DVD, here is anorder form ready to print: http://stjohndfw.info/Files/atismdvdorderform.pdf

Picture from Byzantine, TX: Autism and the Divine Liturgy


2 Responses to “Orthodox Christian DVD on autism and worship”

  1. 1 Tanto Bardianto December 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Thanks for your information friends


  2. 2 Sparrow July 14, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    It’s a good start! I look forward to more education on autistic adults and Orthodox worship in the future. Autistic children grow up and the needs of autistic adults can be similar to and different from the needs of autistic children and families. It can be more difficult than people realize to be a high-functioning autistic adult, trying to find one’s place in the Body of Christ.


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