Families Find Serenity at Special Needs Church Service

April 15, 2014 - On Palm Sunday The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City held a special needs mass for families. The church holds a special needs mass every third Sunday. Families are allowed to make noise and walk around during the service without feeling ostracized. In the video above one mother expressed the need for more services like this for church-going families around the country. 

Our hope is that all families affected by autism may be welcomed in their house of worship, and able to become active participants in their faith community. We have put together a list of resources that families and faith leaders may find helpful here: Your Religious Community.