Category Archives: Inclusion

5 tips for modifying your Sunday school curriculum for diverse learners

Since I know the idea of change can be scary to many of us, here are five tips for making positive and (mostly) painless changes by modifying your Sunday school curriculum for diverse learners… Continue reading

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Are churches blind to mental illness?

The presence of mental illness appears to be an impediment to church attendance and regular prayer. Continue reading

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Wish you could go to church this Easter?

Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, we’ll have a number of LIVE and prerecorded, interactive worship services that any family can join online this Easter weekend. Continue reading

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I had no plan…Jeff Davidson

It’s been 15 years and my world is still turned upside down by autism. Continue reading

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Shhh…We’re talking about ADHD medication and church

If your child’s experience at church is as important as their experience at school, the need for effective treatment at church is as great as their need for treatment at school. Continue reading

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Gillian Marchenko…Down Syndrome Day 2015

And know that we, other parents in this very special club, are here when you need us and that someday, you will be the one looking a new mother in the eye saying, “Our life is good. Really. It is.” Continue reading

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Don’t tell me your church’s theology is sound if my family isn’t welcome…Shannon Dingle

I wouldn’t expect any new church to be fully equipped with how to support our family if we wanted to join. But I would expect, hope, wish, pray that they would be willing to love us enough to try to learn. Continue reading

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What about them? Karen Jackson of Faith Inclusion Network

My daughter did have a place in a church now, but what about all those other families affected by disability? What about them? Continue reading

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Including Kids and Teens With Mental Illness in the Church and Community…#globalaccess2015

Here’s the Slideshare of Dr. Grcevich’s presentation today at the 2015 Global Access Conference, presented by Joni and Friends…Including Kids and Teens With Mental Illness in the Church and Community. Continue reading

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Why many in the church don’t see ADHD as a disability…

“People in the church believe they can tell when a disability ends and bad parenting begins.”
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