Nothing says more about the spirit of a Church than its treatment of children. So would your church tell someone to leave because their child was autistic?
I have been asked to leave church more than once because my son is autistic and can be disruptive. It is painful for our family to miss church, but we have spent more years outside of the church than inside. Families with autism need to feel welcome in the church in order to be healthy and strong. There are a lot of people like Kevin who need the healing powers church can bring.
Perfectly understandable and I agree completely. But of course what of the needs of the other members of the congregation to be able to hear and participate in worship?
Somehow or other churches need to learn to welcome even those who make worship difficult and parents of special needs children need to learn to be patient until congregations wrestle with a balance. Disparaging a church because one’s very presence forces it to evaluate itself is unfair. And asking someone to leave because their child is in special need is unchristian.