Autism Resource Links

Religious Organizations (back to link categories)

American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ)
The mission of ABCNJ is to be Christ-centered, mission focused and pastoral in spirit, as it encourages its churches and pastors to be faithful and healthy witnesses of the Gospel. ABCNJ was also contributor to the booklet ÔÇťAutism and Faith: A Journey into Community."

Al Noor Autism Awareness
The mission of Al Noor Autism Awareness (ANAA) is to develop and maintain a global community of caring, unified and knowledgeable individuals in an effort to support individuals with Autism along with their families and friends, especially for the Islamic Community.

Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disabilities
The centre aims to enable academics, researchers, practitioners and educators to work together to develop innovative and creative research projects and teaching initiatives while looking at the significance of the spiritual dimension for contemporary healthcare practices as related to people with challenges. In 2007, they hosted a symposium on the relationship between religion and Autism.

Finding God in Autism
Finding God In Autism is a website put together to help parents that have children with special needs.

The Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with Autism and other special needs and involves them in a full range of Jewish and social experiences.

ENABLE-Disability
The mission of ENABLE is to share God's love by providing opportunities of Baptist worship, fellowship, respite, and personal growth to people with developmental challenges such as Autism and their families.

Humanitarian Response to People with Disabilities (HRD)
Imam Furqan Muhammad is the Resident Imam at Masjid Al-Muminun in Atlanta who advocate for the inclusion of people with challenges in the Islamic community. Imam Muhammad currently serves as a member of the Board of the Interfaith Disability Connection. Islamic community has very little support groups for families living with Autism.

Interfaith Disability Connection
Interfaith Disability Connection educates and engages faith communities in cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with people with challenges, including Autism.

Jewish Family Service
Based upon Jewish tradition and values, the mission of Jewish Family Service, Inc. is to strengthen and preserve the well-being of individuals and families; to help them effectively meet the challenges and changes through life by providing quality human services and professional counseling to all who call upon its services.

Jonathan's Child, Inc.
Jonathan's Child, Inc. is a special needs ministry dedicated to the spiritual health of children and adults with Autism and to all who love a special needs child.

National Apocolate for Inclusion Ministry
The National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry is a nonprofit membership organization of persons with and without challenges such as Autism working and praying together for the good of the whole Church to realize justice for persons of all abilities in the parish and in religious, social and civic life.

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Rooted in Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) works collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society.

Pathways Awareness
The "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" program assists congregations of all faith traditions to include people with physical, sensory, mental or emotional differences, including Autism, into all aspects of faith life.

Westchester Jewish Community Services
A not-for-profit non-sectarian neighbor, helping people cope with and conquer the effects of mental, physical, social and educational deficits such as Autism.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ)
Al Noor Autism Awareness
Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disabilities
Finding God in Autism
The Friendship Circle
ENABLE-Disability
Humanitarian Response to People with Disabilities (HRD)
Interfaith Disability Connection
Jewish Family Service
Jonathan's Child, Inc.
National Apocolate for Inclusion Ministry
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Pathways Awareness
Westchester Jewish Community Services