Autism is an increasingly common issue in communities of faith. Issues of persons with autism being accepted or (more likely) rejected in faith communities have been reported in the secular press.
Following are some beginning resources on autism and faith communities.
Interdenominational and Interfaith Resources
Autism and Faith: A Journey into Community. This publication from the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center gives a multitude of stories and examples of how faith congregations are including persons with autism. Available as a free PDF download or in paperback at minimal cost.
Issues of sensory sensitivity, particularly of hyper-sensitivity are particularly common among persons with autism as well as other conditions such as ADHD and certain mental illnesses. This article gives a good introduction to these issues for communities of faith.