An Interview with Lisa Simmons
Lisa Simmons knows the difference between life's candy shop and vitamin shop. Her second child Daniel was diagnosed with Autism when Autism was an obscure diagnosis . . .1 in 10,000 children, compared to 1 in fewer than 70 children today. The bitter diagnosis didn't taste good, feel good, or make her happy; but in spite of the bitterness, God sustained her, empowered her, and changed her life.
Whether it's the candy shop or the vitamin shop . . . we must choose to rest in God's sovereignty to sustain us. He loves us and wants to nourish our souls.
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About Lisa Simmons
Lisa is the wife of 35 years to her husband Ron and mother of three and most recently "Grammy" to two grandsons. With a degree in Elementary Education she has taught school, home schooled, and worked with teens with learning disabilities. She and Ron serve on the board of reference for The LifeSavers Foundation. While serving on the boards of Engage Ministries International (a ministry to enrich and encourage positive parenting) and St. Timothy Christian Academy (a school for children on the autism spectrum), Lisa also assists Ron in his role on the board of The Autism Society. Their son Daniel is autistic, giving Lisa real passion for helping families with special needs children.
Lisa has written about her family's journey with autism in her book, I Would Have Said Yes: A Family's Journey with Autism. Writing poetry has long been a hobby and, in recent years, writing songs as well. You can find links to her book and songs as well as contact information on her Web site (www.lisadsimmons.com/).
Lisa Simmons Resources
- Blog (www.lisadsimmons.com/)
- Book (reframingministries.iflblog.com/2015/04/i-would-have-said-yes/)
- The Lifesavers Foundation (www.lifesaversfoundation.org/)
Insight for Living Resources
Special Needs Ministries