BENEFITING: OAKLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Autism Initiative is a ministry of Oakland United Methodist Church, our goal is to create short-term “respite communities” within Western Pennsylvania that will allow families living with Autism to combine coveted family time with an opportunity for parental free time. The respite experience will provide time for worship, rest, and relaxation in a safe, affordable, interactive, Christian setting capable of caring for children with Autism.
We also help to identify and initiate opportunities to advance the full inclusion of families living with Autism into faith-based communities.
Finally, we hope to aid local congregations in creating an experience of worship and welcoming in an interactive Christian setting capable of caring for people living with Autism.