According to a 2013 report released by the CDC, an estimated 1 in 50 children receive a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Churches are finding themselves in a place where the need is great, but the answers and resources are few. Kids Ministry Leaders are encountering an ever-increasing pressure to help parents navigate through these tough waters, but establishing an effective ministry to children with special needs can be a daunting task.
Amy Fenton Lee’s new book serves as a practical “how-to” handbook for the Kidmin Leader who desires to create an atmosphere of inclusion for children with special needs. This incredible book provides guidance for talking to parents who are learning their child has a diagnosis. It also gives all the tools you will need to develop programs, write policies and educate volunteers working with children with disabilities. Sample ministry documents are provided throughout this resource guide as well.
* Loving The Family Through the Diagnosis
* Special Needs Statistics
* Terms, Laws and Trends
* Establishing a Mission for the Special Needs Ministry
* Developing an Accommodation Plan for the Child with Special Needs
* The Special Needs Ministry Leader
* Volunteers: Leading, Recruiting, Training and Creating Community
* Behavior and Participant Safety; and FAQs
I have personally known Amy for a while now. I have been honored to speak at several events with her. She is a powerhouse! What will impress you more than her vast range of knowledge is her deep heart for families of children with special needs. She blogs at www.TheInclusiveChurch.com – I highly recommend you becoming a regular reader!
Amy and the great folks at Orange are offering my readers a SPECIAL DEAL on this amazing resource. You can get $2 off the purchase of one (1) copy of of the book “Leading a Special Needs Ministry” (brings price down to $16.99)
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Coupon good through: 12/31/13
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WANT TO WIN A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK?
Amy has offered to give away a free copy of the book to one of my readers! All you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section of this post if you want to win! We will pick a winner and send you a copy of the book!
More about Amy Fenton Lee:
Amy is the special needs consultant to The reThink Group, Inc. Amy 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, www.TheInclusiveChurch.com.