I've heard that some churches are offering a separate room with intercom/window type set ups so people who have neurologically challenged children can sit with them in seclusion but still enjoy the service. I've heard they are working out well but are not common as yet, perhaps due to cost of space? I'll call it a "calming room" for autistic/Tourette children. I ask this with compassion because I heard it's so great for the parents and the congregation. So why not restaurants and hospitals? They have to accommodate other physical challenges?
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Thanks Faith Reaper. You are an encouragement. I think it should at least be discussed and considered.
Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry any church treated you that way.They weren't about God's business, were they? Aren't therapists great? I hate that it costs so much & often not covered. So are you saying you don't think it necessary for restaurants?
I think there should be more Autism safe places in general. In some states there are places just for children with Autism to play, eat, socialize. It's very expensive so we don't have a lot of places like that where I live.
I know. I thought of that too & it's not for that reason I pose the question. My bff has autistic grandson & she told me about some churches in the St Louis area doing this & it enables some who find it too stressful to go out can now.
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