Sundays in our Special Needs classrooms include worship, Bible stories or Bible study, and time spent with caring volunteers. In our Kids + Family Room, kids between age 2 and 6th grade experience worship, Bible stories, and teaching in Preschool, then are led through a story and small adapted lesson with our Special Needs volunteers. [Special Needs kids who are accompanied by a One-to-One Classmate experience our Preschool and Elementary curriculum on Sundays.]

In our Young Adult/Adult Room, those in 7th grade or older join our community for worship in the Shed, and experience curriculum together, being led by volunteers through a Bible study time.

OTHER RESOURCES FOR PARENTS + FAMILIES

Since we’re often asked to suggest ideas and recommend resources for parents and families, we’ve assembled a listing of books, websites, sources, and other resources. Find out more about impairments, get connected with supportive organizations, and become familiar with new tools for discovering the way of Jesus by checking out these staff recommendations:

BIBLES + BIBLE STUDIES
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Unlocking the Treasure: A Bible Study for Moms Entrusted with Special-Needs Children

BOOKS
Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs
Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couples Guide to Keeping Connected
Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities by Erik Carter
Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability by Stephanie O. Hubach
Autism + Alleluia by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc
Adam: God’s Beloved by Henry Nouwen
Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities by Benjamin T. Conner

WEBSITES
The Inclusive Church
Christian Learning Center
Brains Institute
LD Online/ADHD
The Gray Center/Autism
Disability is Natural
ARC
United Cerebral Palsy Association
Cerebral Palsy Guide
American Psychiatric Association
American Attention Deficit Association
Association for Children with Down Syndrome
Time Timer/Red Visual Timers
Woodbine House/Materials on Special Needs
Flaghouse/Special Populations Catalog