In His Image

You know, so often we get the impression from society that kids with autism are less than NT kids… I mean, even in the way one of the popular methods teaches the kids is very degrading. ABA uses strict behavioral “intervention” which is incredibly like dog training.  When we had a dog for a while we decided that the current way of training dogs is actually nicer than what we’ve experienced through ABA and drills.  A dog is a dog.  But a person is created in the image of God!  It doesn’t matter if the child has a disability or not, they are equally made in His image.  I think that we can learn from the kids with autism a little bit more about who God is if we look real closely.

For example…God is a God of Order.  Kids with autism usually like things in order a bit more than their NT counterparts.  God is never changing!  Kids on the spectrum typically don’t like change!   God is a God of Truth–Absolute Truth,  People with ASD often love rules, black and white…things clear cut! 

Maybe God is trying to tell us something about himself through these children?

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2 Comments

  1. Runny Babbit said,

    July 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Hi, Hunny!

    • merrilewis said,

      July 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM

      silly wabbit, trix are for kids!


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