ORLANDO, Fla. — Lindsay Graham grew up in the same church attended by her parents and grandparents, and she expected the same would be true for her children. That changed when her son, J.D., was diagnosed with autism at age 2.
Attention, women who were declared to be of “advanced maternal age” even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have simultaneously navigated menopause and parented an adolescent: Late-life mothering — if it occurred naturally at least — doubles your odds of living to an unusually old age, according to a new study.
AUSTIN, Texas — Jaime Morin, 9, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and has been nonverbal his whole life. When the therapy he was receiving at school became insufficient, his mother, Lupe Santander, sent him to Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, where he went for speech and occupational therapy once a week. It was there that they heard of Zach’s Voice, a nonprofit group that provides iPads to autistic children with communication deficiencies.
WENATCHEE — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is offering a free, hearty lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the church, 428 King St. The public is welcome to enjoy these free meals, as well as the companionship of neighbors, with no strings attached.
On April 14, more than 250 girls age 16-18 were abducted from a school in the village of Chibok, Nigeria. Leaders from the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) report the majority of the girls are from their denomination. When asked what the American church can do at this time to be supportive, EYN leaders requested prayer and fasting.