Worship Associate Elaine Bowen – If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an educated, empathetic and caring world to raise, support and nurture children and adults with special needs. As a faith community, how well to we recognize, support and understand those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurological disabilities? How welcoming and inclusive are we to people with developmental delays or cognitive impairments? What more can we do? In commemoration of National Autism Awareness Month, I offer my experiences, insight and life lessons learned as a parent of sons with ASD.