Making Faith An Inclusive Experience
When you have a child with a disability, just making it to the grocery store can feel like an achievement. So actively practicing a faith can easily go by the wayside. But one couple is trying to change that.
After their own daughter was diagnosed with autism, Kelly and Scott Grissom created Open Arms, a pentecostal church in Ballwin, Mo. for kids with disabilities and their families. Since the group’s first meeting two years ago, it has grown into twice monthly services and a religious school catering to the unique needs of each child.
Some children understand religion better than others, Kelly Grissom says. But best of all, parents don’t have to worry about getting nasty looks or having awkward moments if a child acts up, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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