Autism and Development Delays Training

Patrick and Shelli Allen have two children with Classic Autism. Both of their children have sensory challenges as well as a few more diagnoses. Through the years we have been blessed to work with some amazing professionals that have helped us better understand how to work with our own children. We have applied what we know as parents to build a training program to help churches better understand individuals like our children. 

Shelli works with churches to build and develop disability ministry. Shelli works with teachers in children's programs to assist them in creating a classroom situation that works for all students, sensory needs as well as accessibility needs. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder effects 1 out of 68 

1 out of 6 individuals are effected by a Developmental Disorder. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, CP, Hearing Loss, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disability, Vision Impairment, and others fall under Developmental Disorders. 

Many of these families struggle with attending services in the faith community of their choosing. 

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.

source:, 2017

​Shelli Allen

Autism affects 1 in 68 Children and 1 in 42 are boys

source:, 2017

Autism cost a family $60,000 a year on average

Source:, 2017