Vernon wrote special prayers for Autism in 2002 Autism Awareness Year. Churches now use these prayers during the annual Autism Awareness Week to pray for all people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
Churches and religious organisations all over the world are welcome to use these prayers.
The Autism Awareness Campaign in the United Kingdom are calling on Her Majesty's Government to look into the 'spiritual needs' of children and adults with autism and asperger's syndrome. We need to have an honest discussion on spirituality and autism.Many autistic children under the Government's 'inclusion policy' are attending mainstream schools, others are attending specialist schools. We should be looking at the spiritual needs of young people with autism as well as adults and the elderly in the wider community. We urge the Government, church leaders and community leaders to take this subject seriously.
During Autism Awareness Week we need to remember in prayer all people with autism and asperger's syndrome irrespective of their backgrounds, race or creed - they are all God's children.