A parish in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Matthew the Apostle Orthodox Church, is providing support for a ministry to persons with Autism- LOUFEAT. (LOUISIANA FAMILIES FOR EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT)
Here’s a noteworthy quote from a 2007 Parish Blog post:
As Orthodox Christians, we believe that all things in this life – our joys, sorrows, victories, and defeats – are given to us that through them we may work out our salvation. Learning to love, accept, nurture, and teach children with profound developmental disabilities can be a fearful and daunting task. But through such works of mercy, we grow in our love of God and neighbor, reflecting the Light that is Christ Jesus.
Here’s the URL of that post:
And here’s the URL of LOUFEAT‘s blog: