Four Helpful & Practical Posts by Summer Kinard: A Plan for Special Needs Sunday School, Minor Wonderworking, the truth about Autism, a Book Review, and More

Summer Kinard tackles the problems faced by children with the kind of disabilities in which absorbing the messages of Holy Scripture seems to be too big a challenge. She has developed many Sunday School aids which enables such children to meet the challenge:

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Bible Study and Sunday School Vocabulary Board

Summer Kinard is the mother of four special needs children, and she has experienced the challenges that call for minor wonderworking. She has pondered these things in her heart, and prayed to understand how to make a good beginning in practicing minor wonderworking.

“Lord, even if I have not done anything good before Thee, do Thou help me in Thy grace to make a good beginning.” -St. John Chrysostom

She considered those who were the Saints of the Church, some of whom were known for major wonderworking. but the answer eluded her. When she asked her parish priest, she received a simple two-fold answer. Read her post to see his answer: 

To access:

A Guide to Minor Wonderworking

There is a lot of misinformation in regard to those on the autism spectrum. Summer Kinard has two autistic children herself; she knows from experience. Her post below gives a fairly detailed explanation of what is true and what is not. In the following post she recommends a few online resources: (1) a video which shows what the early childhood development of what both neurotypical and autistic looks like, side by side (2) a practical book that explains how autistic brains work, how to help, and how to successfully juggle the needs of the entire family (3) Evidence-Based Practices from The National Professional Development Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder site. (4) Helpful Apps from the Blog PraacticalAAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and (5) some prayer aids on a site she herself developed: Awetism Shop

To access:

How to Sort Autism Facts from Fads

The title of the following post pretty much sums it up. The autistic boy who is the principal character of the story is one who is serious about his faith, and Jane Meyer’s presentation of the parables is accessible to those on the autism spectrum. The book is listed on Goodreads: The Suitcase: A Story About Giving

To Access Summer Kinard’s Review:

Parables of the Kingdom for Concrete Thinkers: A Review of The Suitcase by Jane G. Meyer

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