Stephen Bedard

Stephen Bedard is a Canadian pastor and disability advocate. He is the author of How to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly. He is a parent of two children with autism and received his own autism diagnosis later in life. His book reflects his experience as a pastor and a parent. Churches should be safe places (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) for people on the autism spectrum. There are practical steps that congregations of all sizes can take to become autism-friendly. He recently earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College, looking at disability ministry for small congregations.