867-869: JaLynn Prince – Autism, Adult Autism, and Mormonism
February 28, 2018
In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview JaLynn Prince – President and Founder of the Madison House Autism Foundation and wife of our frequent past guest on Mormon Stories episodes as a Mormon scientist and historian – Dr. Greg Prince.
We focus on JaLynn’s background in the LDS Church and how she learned her son Madison was a child with autism. We also have a discussion on some of the general characteristics of autism and other related disabilities, and how the LDS Church serves these individuals. We then have a frank discussion on possible areas of improvement in the LDS community to offer more support, opportunities, and hope for adults with autism. In our final segment of the interview, JaLynn fields questions from our live listening audience.
Our featured image is the work of Madison Prince, an artist living with autism. The image communicates the idea of people that are not fully seen in our society, including those that are adults on the autism spectrum.