But What About Dash: How to explain Jesus to children on the Autism Spectrum


I was looking for some inspiration as our 7 year old Bear are asking some pretty tricky questions with regards to the Holy Spirit, Jesus and God, and I found this lovely post!

Puts things in perspective! It reminded me that I can’t always “fix” the world for our kiddos, but rather trust God 🙂

Treasures In The Dust

Last week a friend of mine asked me a question. She works for a preschool and also teaches Sunday School, and she has several kids with autism in that mix.

Her question was, “How in the world have you and Mr. Incredible taught your boys about God? How can I as a Sunday School teacher help the children in my class who are autistic gain an understanding of Jesus?”

The question is a hard one to answer, given that people with autism are visual and concrete. They like to SEE, and they like literal.  How does “Jesus lives in your heart” come across to them? I can only imagine.

While thinking about this, I was reminded of when Princess Buttercup was around 3 1/2 years old, and she understood about as much as any three year old that we all sin and need Jesus to take that away for us…

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