Leonie League for the Advancement of Autistic Persons (Leonie League)

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The Leonie League for the Advancement of Autistic Persons ("Leonie League") is a private lay association of the Christian faithful without the intention of becoming an institute of religious life. Our purpose in life is as our name states--the advancement of autistic persons. Our membership may be comprised of both neurotypical and autistic persons.





The Leonie League does not have medical personnel within their ranks. Even if we did, trying to give medical advice online without meeting the client would be irresponsible.

We have a list of lay eremites who are either neurotypical, or are on the autism spectrum, and they willingly pray for those recommended to us.

While the League also has a Groups.io subgroup, we are primarily a prayer listserv. There is no sharing, or if there is, it's minimal. The posts on the main "Lounge" group are the weekly Lectio Divina guide; the Flame of Love newsletter; CAMM-CCMM Digest, which usually includes scientific links about autism; and the Holy Hour for Hollywood.

Those interested in either adding their loved one's name to the prayer list, or wish to explore the possibility of a religious vocation with the CAMM/CCMM, should contact Gemma. She is more than happy to correspond with parents/siblings/loved ones of persons with autism to make recommendations regarding their care/advancement.

Persons with autism experiencing an attraction to the Roman Catholic religious life should go the same discernment route as neurotypicals. Please retain a local spiritual director, and contact the diocesan vocations director.

Leonie Martin
The "Difficult Sister" of St. Therese of Lisieux

Questions or comments? Get in touch with Gemma at: