Looking for inspired answers to developmental disabilities like ADHD?

Sarah Hyatt, C.S.B.

In this chat, Sarah Hyatt invites listeners to have “a heart in protest” when they see a child with a disability. She says that whenever we see a child with one of these conditions, it’s natural to want to help the child, to help the caregivers, and to help as healers. Referring to a statement in the book of Jeremiah, she notes that God promises to put His law in humanity’s “inward parts, and write it in their hearts” (Jer. 31:33). Sarah affirms that “God’s law of love is right there in our hearts and we’re protesting the legitimacy of each one of these developmental difficulties that seem so real and so threatening.” She also speaks out of her own experience when she was a camp counselor working with a child who was identified with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Among the conditions that site visitors asked about were Asperger’s, which is a type of autism, ADD, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), adult alcoholism associated with those conditions, fetal alcohol syndrome, sleep disorders related to ADHD, and autism.

The transcribed text has been edited for clarity.

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