Integrating children and teens with learning differences into churchprograms is a growing priority for nearly all congregations, large andsmall, yet many feel ill-equipped to "e;manage"e; those with special needsin their classrooms, programs and worship. This new guidebook for churches is designed to help integrate childrenand teens with learning differences-and their families-into the fabricof everyday church life. A useable on-the-ground resource for churchleaders with specific suggestions, samples, and processes for adaptingcurricula, training volunteers, and supporting parents and caregivers, thisguide is grounded in theological principles for the inclusion of people withdisabilities in the life of a congregation. It begins by focusing on humanrelationships instead of programs. Expanding the church's awarenessand understanding of inclusion is done with respect and achievedby extending the gospel of welcome to all. An extensive annotatedbibliography of support materials is included.
Child by Child
Church Publishing Inc.
Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Their Families
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