Autism, Down syndrome, physical disabilities . . . children with special needs often don't fit into typical church programs. Yet it's critical that we help them discover their God-given value and unique gifts! This comprehensive resource includes Bible lessons, inspiring real-life stories, teacher devotionals, training articles, and more---plus a CD-ROM. 328 reproducible pages, softcover from Gospel Light.
Children with special needs often dont fit into typical childrens church programs, resulting in frustration for parents, children and the churches themselves. And yet it is crucial that all children are given the opportunity to meet Jesus as their Savior and Lord. In Special Needs Smart Pages, Joni and Friends meet this vital need by providing churches of all sizes a comprehensive resource to help them reach out to individuals with different kinds of special needs, including autism, cognitive brain disorders and physical disabilities. Readers will learn how to recruit and train leaders and teachers for a special needs ministry, how to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of disabled children, and how to help these children discover and use their unique gifts to serve the Body of Christ. Includes lessons for specially tailored Bible stories, motivational teacher devotionals, planning information, training articles, tips and miniposters, in addition to inspiring stories of six kids with special needs living for Jesus.
Founder JONI EARECKSON TADA a quadriplegic since 1967, is known worldwide as the leading Christian advocate for those with special needs. For more than a quarter of a century, Joni and Friends has been dedicated to extending the love and message of Christ to people who are affected by disability, whether it is the disabled person, a family member, or friend.
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