Lord is blessing our website giving parents from all over the world
hope in Jesus. It is meeting needs, for example, from January to March
98 the site had 87,000 hits. We are corresponding and ministering
to many families over the internet via the site and personal email.
PREACCH e-group is an online forum where parents can discuss raising
their autistic children
best we can do for you is pray for you. Each of our families covenants
to pray for the other families in our group. As a family reads the
heart-felt letter of another family, they pray specifically for that
family. God honors these prayers. We also have a world-wide prayer
chain. Call 772-489-3711, ext. 4 (or e-mail PREACCH@bondingplace.com)
and leave your prayer request. Well notify prayer warriors across
the world on your behalf. Please note these dont have to be
are groups of five families who pray for each other on a daily basis.
If you would like to be part of a prayer circles, please let us know.
so many "programs" that only help with academics, our group
is designed to support you and your child with your spiritual growth.
We share scripture, testimonies, and real life applications of Truth.
seem to all hold "Ph.D.s" on our own child. Collectively
we have read thousands of pages of research material on autism. Among
our members, almost every "method" has been tried. Our families
are faithful to tell us what has worked for them and what has failed,
what was a waste of time and money, and what was vital to their childs
health, what lifted their souls and what bogged them down. We review
books, tapes, programs and experts. We give addresses and referrals
for those we liked.
Do you need a shoulder to cry on? Do you have a praise? Do you just
want to talk to another family who knows what it is like to dress
a child 18 times before Sunday School? Have others second guessed
you and told you "that if you only disciplined your child more"
your child would behave? Does your family not understand? Has the
school system failed your child? We understand. We offer telephone
counseling, in addition to the newsletter. We have limited hours,
so please bear with us, we do try to return all calls (remember we
all are parents with autistic children).
public library has one book about autism and its thirty years
old. Am I really a refrigerator mom?" Our PREACCH library is
growing and we would like to add more volumes and to loan them to
you to read. If you have finished a book and would like to share it
with others, you can share it two different ways: 1) send it to PREACCH
for its lending library, or 2) allow us to add it to our "available
list" so others could borrow it directly from you. If you want
to borrow a particular book, well try to track it down for you.
We ask that you pay the postage of mailing it back and forth and return
it within the allotted time frame.
(Page on this site listing books available to
be added soon)
only has Jill, our founder, spoken out about the blessings of autism
and the Hope in Christ for our children, but several other members
have been spreading the word by volunteering to speak at workshops,
bookfairs, support group and community meetings. If you would like
to host a speaker or to volunteer to speak yourself, please let our
ministry know. We also encourage our members to write articles for
local and national publications. Also, our walking testimony is an
encouragement to others. Many people in public places are curious
about autism, the Lord gives us these opportunities to plant, water,
or harvest His Joy.
Longer in print. Past issues are available for $4 each.
backbone or most visible part of our ministry is our quarterly newsletter.
Member families submit letters. These letters are sources of hope,
information, praises, and prayer requests. Some of the families are
"experts" on nutrition, physical therapy, SAMONAS or AIT/AET,
non-traditional medicine, dealing with the State, behavioral adjustments,
spiritual training, or speech development. We only print letters marked
for publication. Instead of printing the newsletter, we are using
this web site and egroup to met those same needs.
we have been asked many times to give out our mailing list, we dont.
We only send the letter to potential PREACCH members (friends and
family). If someone wants us to include their information, we mail
it with the newsletter (they pay the added postage) so our members
are "safe" from solicitation. The directory only goes to
families who have signed a confidentiality agreement and are full
participating members. Listing in the directory is voluntary.
offer the best dietary supplements we know of that are on the market
to help these children. We are also developing a line of products
for families hoping through autism including buttons, T-shirts,
audio and video tapes, pamphlets, etc.