Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Resources for ministry to those with Special Education needs.

Confirming and Communing those with Special Needs: Examine the first page of a resource that provides guidance on the process of instructing a person who has developmental disabilities with the goal of preparing them to receive communion. The full document is available from the director of Special Ministries, Pastor Joel Gaertner,  [email protected].

Your Piece of the Autism Puzzle: Read the paper by Pastor Thomas Gumm to learn about working with members that have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“He Cares, We Care” Mailing program: Many Christians who have developmental disabilities appreciate receiving letters and cards in the mail.  Use our online referral to enroll your loved one in a ministry-by-mail program which provides Christ-centered, simplified messages for those who are developmentally disabled.

What I Want and Need for My Child: Read a letter describing what parents want from a service provider here.

Guidelines for Establishing a Special Needs Parents Network: Learn about setting up a support network for parents of special needs children.


Downloadable resources

Confirming and Communing Those With Special Needs (preview)Download
Resources for Intellectual and Developmental Disability MinistryDownload
Things You Should Know about People with a Developmental DisabilityDownload
Guidelines for Establishing a Special Needs Parents NetworkDownload
Your Piece of the Autism PuzzleDownload
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