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Autism & ADHD Support

In Japan, Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis doesn't happen until a child is seven years old or older. In the United States children are diagnosed around age three. This delay in diagnosis means that Japanese children often don't receive the care or attention they need during key developmental years. There is also a lack of understanding or support offered to parents of children with autism. But our Autism & ADHD Support program is working to provide parents with the training and resources they need to not only care for their child, but also get to know their Savior.

Sharing Jesus

Comic-book style bible stories were created and translated into Japanese to share the gospel in a fun, engaging way

Service

26 people served through program efforts

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How it works

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Connect with families

It is often difficult for parents of children with autism to find the support and education they need. Through our Autism & ADHD Support program we are able to connect with families in need of help. We take time to establish trust with parents and children in Japan so that the education and Christian kindness we share is met with acceptance. And all conversations are translated from English to Japanese to ensure nothing is left misunderstood.  

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Provide ongoing training

Once relationships with the parents and children are established it becomes much easier to offer on-going training. We teach parents about a variety of topics from the basics of what autism is, to how to create daily plans to help a child with autism focus on different tasks, and more. All trainings involve Bible stories so that participants not only experience healing physically but spiritually as well.

“Us parents of children with disabilities are so prone to loneliness. We tend to feel depressed because of the trials we face trying to care for our child. But (Kingdom Workers) is able to hear and sympathize with our current worries. After these conversations, I am encouraged.”

- Parent Program Participant

“It’s nice to have someone to share the burden.”

- Caregiver Program Participant

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