Teen Autism Ambassador meets Pope Francis – w/video

Montgomery County, Md. — A 13-year-old boy with autism who was chosen to become Montgomery County’s Autism Ambassador met Pope Francis earlier this week. Jake Edwards was among the 14 who were honored as the “Champions of Change” at the White House Monday. The young boy met the Pope as a representative of the Special Needs […]

Will Pope Francis embracing children with autism help end the stigma?

I am not a Catholic, but I was deeply touched and  slightly emotional when I viewed the various video images posted online about the Holy Father, Pope Francis touching and embracing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. On Saturday Nov. 22 the Vatican held its first autism conference entitled, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating […]