Leading a Special Needs Ministry
Leading a Special Needs Ministry
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Leading a Special Needs Ministry: A Practical Guide to Including Children & Loving Families
by Amy Fenton Lee

A practical handbook for welcoming children with special needs. Offers easily referenced guidance from helping parents who are just learning their child has a diagnosis, to developing programs, policies, and education for volunteers. Provides sample volunteer training outlines, ministry policies, and other sample documents.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781433647123
Publisher: B&H Books
Pub. Date: September 1, 2016

Meet the Author

Amy Fenton Lee has written extensively on the subject of special needs inclusion in children's ministry environments and has been published in dozens of in-print publications, journals, and on the web, including her own blog, In a previous life, Amy was a certified public accountant for a major accounting firm. Amy lives north of Atlanta with her husband and young son.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Loving Families
  1. Loving the Family through the Diagnosis: At-Birth Diagnosis
  2. Loving the Family through the Diagnosis: Neurological-Related Diagnosis in Preschool or Elementary School Years

Section 2: A Practical Guide to Including Children
  3. Special Needs Statistics, Terms, Laws, and Trends
  4. Establishing a Mission for the Special Needs Ministry
  5. Developing an Accommodation Plan for the Child with Special Needs
  6. The Special Needs Ministry Leader
  7. Volunteers: Leading, Recruiting, Training, and Creating Community
  8. Behavior and Participant Safety
  9. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
10. Including Teens with Special Needs

  1.1 Tips for Loving the Family Through the Diagnosis
  1.2 Give Disability Visibility
  7.1 Policies and Volunteer Training Topics
  7.2 Teen Volunteer Training Event
  7.3 Church Greeter/Host Training Event
  7.4 Volunteer Opportunities Other Than Childcare
  8.1 Inclusion Tips and Behavior Management Strategies
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