Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius --An Insider's View
We work in a Jesuit university that praises its Ignatian heritage. This heritage is largely contained in the Spiritual Exercises. Ignatius crafted the Exercises as a layperson, and he intended them to benefit the entire church. He honed them as he offered them to a variety of people.
In our present day, an ever-increasing number of retreatants are diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). In this session, a father of a son on the spectrum who happens to be a spiritual director, and an STM student who recently has done the exercises and happens to be on the spectrum, will have a conversation to explore the benefits of doing the Exercises, to examine possible new outcomes, and to prioritize strategies to accommodate specific needs for ASD retreatants.
Open to faculty and staff. Please register for this virtual session.
This session is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Towards Inclusive Excellence.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:30pm to 2:45pm