Monday, February 09, 2009

College trains church leaders to help with autism

A Catholic college in New Jersey is helping church leaders learn how to better include people with developmental disabilities in their religious services. "It's not just that we want little kids with autism to learn to sit quietly so they can go to church with the rest of us," said Mary Beth Walsh, the mother of a boy with autism and an adjunct theology professor at Caldwell College, which is known for its applied behavioral analysis training program. "We want our faith communities to take the vanguard in showing how inclusion works." (Hackensack, N.J.)

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