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 Helping Special Needs Kids 

Our Prayer: 
that children with special needs and their families
will become full participants and contributors in the body of Christ

  • We intentionally share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children who have special needs and help them grow in their faith.
  • We welcome, support, and include those with special needs and their families into the fellowship of the church.
  • We reach out to the community and provide a safe and loving environment where children with special needs can worship God and learn about Jesus Christ.
  • We nurture each child’s individual skills and abilities while experiencing the love of Christ in a way that is accessible to them. 

These resources and links are provided so that you can help everyone in your church succeed to the best of their abilities.  Please contact us if you have any recommendations or suggestions.  thanks!      help@AwanaMidAmerica.org

References for you to use:  click on the titles to view or download the resource.

Awana for everyone   How to adapt every aspect of your club to meet the needs of the kids.

Serving Children with disabilities  First steps you can take.

Special Needs Workshop   notes from a workshop taught by Janet Boucher, M. Ed, Director Special Connections Ministry & Sign Language Interpreter, Patterson Park Church, Intervention Specialist (HI/Mild/Moderate/Intensive Needs, Beavercreek City Schools, ABA Therapist with Transition to Work Focus

Every Child, Everywhere    notes from a parent with a special son.


How to help young people with specific challenges.  Good advice!

Learning Challenges      Physical Challenges      Behavioral Challenges     ADHD tips


Autism Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, affects approximately one out of every 59 children in the United States.    Learning more about these young people is your first step towards helping them achieve.  Here are some resources for you:

Autism Speaks   promotes solutions and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Resource Center     

Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum   

Autism Support Network

Autism Society   


Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.

They provide lots of resources and links for parents or anyone who is helping a young person achieve.    A great site to get started in serving everyone at your church.

Wonder Moms


 


These links are provided to help you reach more kids with the gospel of Christ.  Our prayer is that every young person would know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Irresistible Church   The Irresistible Church is designed to help not only shape and transform the heart of the Church, but also to provide the practical steps and activities to put flesh around the heart of the Church.

Disability Matters    To see disability as an organic part of every church, with the belief and understanding that we are all valuable members of the Body of Christ.

Key Ministry   Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

My Child Without Limits  An early intervention resource for families of young children with developmental delays or disabilities, and professionals looking for a aggregate source of information that relates to their needs and interests.   From United Cerebral Palsy

The Inclusive Church   Helping Churches Successfully Include Children with Special Needs

Special Needs Ministry   provides a handbook with practical steps and methods to implement this ministry in your congregation

Joni and Friends    dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world

Friendship Ministries    provides resources that support faith formation and congregational inclusion for individuals with intellectual disability

Nathaniel's Hope    dedicated to sharing hope with kids with special needs (VIP kids) and their families

Christian Learning Center Network    promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities

LD Online   provides  information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD

Autism Speaks   promotes solutions and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Understood   helps parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues

Arizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills    provides educational, behavioral, therapeutic, and vocational programs to individuals with special needs. 

No ads, resources are free, everything within 3 clicks!

Serving Churches, Equipping Servants


 

Ministry Conferences

Saturday Sept 28th
Fellowship Baptist Columbus


Saturday Oct 5th
Keystone Church Kettering

 Always here to help your ministry! 

As missionaries we are continually looking for new ways to serve our churches and clubs.   Please email us with any questions or requests; we are always here to serve you and your church.


We are here to equip and encourage adults in the local church who will reach young people with the gospel of Christ.

Contact us:
Help@AwanaMidAmerica.org


Gospel Verses

1st Corinthians 15:3-4  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Revelation 4:8b   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Romans 3:23   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8   But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.