Kathleen Bolduc, Author of The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities

Kathleen Deyer Bolduc is a spiritual director and a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of disability and spirituality, concentrating on God’s presence in the midst of diability, disability’s impact on the family system, and ways in which churches ckathy bolducan become more welcoming of families that live with disability. Her newest book,The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities will be released by Judson Press in the Spring of 2014. Her books include Autism and Alleluias (Judson Press, 2010); A Place Called Acceptance: Ministry with Families of Children with Disabilities (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 2001); and His Name is Joel: Searching for God in a Son’s Disability (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 1999). Her articles have appeared in Guideposts, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith, The Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, Quaker Life, Youth!, DreamWeaver, and Fellowship in Prayer.

Kathy’s speaking ministry has taken her around the United States. She is available to speak or hold workshops on the following topics: Spiritual Direction of Parents of Children With Autism, Searching for God in Autism, Making the Church a Place Called Acceptance, and Disability and the Family System. Kathy holds a master’s degree in religious studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kathy’s passions include lectio divina, contemplateive prayer, worship, searching for God in the present moment, spiritual direction, spending time with family and friends, writing fiction, and reading a good novel at bedtime.