POPSUGAR Love Autism Autistic Boy Banned From Church by CitizenSugar 5/22/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Click to ReadAutistic Boy Banned From Church A Minnesota mother fights a restraining order filed by her church against her 13-year-old autistic son. Check out their story as seen on MSNBC. Fair decision? 0 Comments Read More AutismAsideNews Aside 5 Tips That Will Make You Ditch Faux Lashes For Good The Backstories of These 5 Famous Bands Deserve Movies The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Houses With Amazing Interior Light The Girls From Fifth Harmony Look Stunning in This Shoot For Teen Vogue POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Vegetarian Tech Home DIY Food Love and Sex Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Great-Sommelier 7 years How is it lipservice Ak? They have been going there for years. The boy is getting progressively worse and while the church offers alternatives, the mother won't change. If your kid was punched in church, it would be a problem. Or peed on for that matter. AKirstin 7 years Shouldn't the congregation be attempting, as a community, to embrace him and help him? Or maybe I'm wrong. I don't belong to any religion, that's just the big "pro" I'm always hearing about them. This isn't the first time I've seen that be just lip service. Great-Sommelier 7 years Apparently this isn't even close to the whole story. The church tried numerous times to offer private services, watching the service from another room etc. Great-Sommelier 7 years The mother should contact the priest and arrange for private mass. As a mother, she should realize that she wouldn't want her child hit at church. That being said, there are certainly other avenues and tactics to be used other than her demanding access and the church filing an RO. Like I said, private mass etc. raciccarone 7 years Jesus cured people, he didn't say anything about allowing them into his house. zeze 7 years This is such a tough situation, we have a friend who has an autistic child and he gets violent sometimes, not knowing what is right or wrong, a lot of us cringe when we know he is going to be at a function b/c people have to be on edge about him playing with their kids, not to mention his parents don't do much other than chase him around all the time. drinkerofh2o 7 years That's really rough, since one of the best ways to help children with autistics be better behaved is through socialization. I bet attending church was one of the only social activities he had. Not saying it was the wrong decision: A church is a private group/business and has every right to deny membership. I hope some programs for autistic children and their families are contacting his mother in order to give her information. UnDave35 7 years This is such a non-story. If any child were as disruptive and violent as this child has been, they would be asked to leave as well, and not return until they could behave appropriately. I'm sorry for the mother. Autistic children are not easy to care for.