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?



  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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