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A DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM can be an overwhelming, even devastating event in any parent’s life. We know. In January 2001, our 2 year-old son, Nicholas, received such a diagnosis.

If you are the parent of a child with autism, you know the agonizing pain of the shock, grief, distress, and even the hopelessness that can grip your soul. If you are a friend or family member of someone with a child with autism, you may well have spent time trying to comfort or bring clarity to a grieving parent. And in the midst of the dark night, one question burns in our spirits: Where is God?

Within that question lies many others we are often left to ponder: Does He have a plan for those afflicted with autism? What is to become of them? What destiny could they possibly have? Can He, will He heal them? And what of the families? Will we ever get our lives back? Will our marriage survive? Will we survive?

As these questions resound within our hearts, God has given us a promise we can hold on to:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13, NIV).

Even as you face one of life’s greatest trials, know that God is there for you. There is hope. There is life. There is restoration. There is a future. But for us to grab a hold of all God has for us, we must first seek Him. We must pray.

It is for that reason that we have created this website for family or friends of those struggling with autism.


Our Mission Statement

  Children of Destiny is a Christian ministry dedicated to bringing God’s hope, life, and restoration to families and individuals struggling with autism and related disorders through the development and promotion of effective prayer, inspirational messages, and spiritual support.   

What We Offer


Here is what you will find as you navigate our website. All our services, subscriptions, and basic materials are completely free to you.

Daily Prayer. Every day of the year we update our website and email our Daily Prayer to a large multinational list of subscribers. Each Daily Prayer includes a beautiful Scripture calendar page, as well as a prayer appropriate for parents' use, and a prayer appropriate for family and friends' use. Use the subscribe button below to subscribe to our Daily Prayer email. Subscribe to Daily Prayer

Click here to see today's Daily Prayer.

Prayer Journal Image Daily Prayer Journal. You can now create a complete prayer journal to enhance your devotional life. featuring the Daily Prayers. Our prayer journals consist of three elements. What you include is totally up to you!

  • Daily Prayer Pages. Newly redesigned! For each day we have created a Daily Prayer page including a Scripture calendar page, the prayer, and a place for writing journal notes. Subscribers are able to download pages with the link provided in every Daily Prayer we send out. These pages are also available throughout our website, including a link in the footer of every web page.
    Click here to see today's Prayer Journal Page.


  • Personal Prayer Journal Cover for 2010Standard or Personalized Prayer Journal Cover. In order to complete these attractive pages, we are offering a special Daily Prayer Journal cover.  You can immediately download and print our standard Prayer Journal cover now by clicking here. Or you can get your own personalized Journal page. Choose from 30 beautiful images (or send us your own!), twelve attractive fonts, and let us know what name or special verbiage you would like to appear, and we will create it for you. For more information on how to customize your own Journal cover, click here.


Inspirational Articles. We offer inspirational articles full of hope and encouragement on many topics of practical and spiritual interest to special needs families. To receive new articles via email, please click here to create a new account or edit your existing subscriptions.

Turning the Tide! Prayer Thrust. Each April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we sponsor a special prayer thrust whereby thousands from around the world come together in a unified concert of prayer to see the tide of autism turned. Further announcements for the upcoming Turning the Tide! Prayer Thrust and how you can participate will be made on our website each February. Click here for more information.

Autism Strategic Prayer Network. Because we believe so strongly in the power of prayer, we at Children of Destiny are now working to compile a list of people who feel called to pray for what is going on in the autism world. This network of people, who will be known as the Autism Strategic Prayer Network (ASPN), would be receiving periodic, as well as emergency, emails asking for prayer for important issues, events, and occurrences related to autism. For more information on ASPN, please click here.

Bulletin InsertsBulletin Inserts/Handouts. Courtesy of Unlocking Autism, we are now making bulletin inserts/handouts available for use during Autism Awareness Month or any time of the year. There are three designs to choose from. Coupled with the Turning the Tide! brochure and calendar, you could have a different handout for each week in April. Some designs are suitable for handouts in non-church settings. To download PDF inserts/handouts, please click here.

Much more to come! We are working on many more ways of offering tangible hope to families dealing with autism and special needs. Please be sure to check back with us periodically for updates.

  Making a Donation  

A one-time gift or monthly support would enable us to continue ministering in a unique way to a large number of otherwise untouched families, and to reach many, many more through appropriate advertising and upgrading and maintaining our electronics and web capabilities. In addition, your gift enables us to work on many more ways of offering tangible hope to families dealing with autism and special needs. For more information, please click here.

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