CNN recently reported that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have some form of autism. This means there are many children in your community who have autism. Are you being intentional about providing a place where they feel comfortable and have their needs met?
Disney is a great example of this. They now offer "sensory friendly" movie experiences for guests with autism. During a sensory friendly showing, theater lights are turned up, sound is reduced and audience members are welcome to talk or get up and move during the show.
A recent showing in Columbia, Maryland was attended by over 300 parents and children.
Way to go Disney! Churches...let's be this intentional about creating welcoming environments for kids with autism.