Collaborate with parents to come up with individualized plans for their children with special needs. Call ahead to determine the best services needed. Thurgood Marshall Middle School (meeting place)
Exceptional Kids Program structured for children on the Autism Spectrum ages 2–12, this team is trained to help meet the needs of children and families with attention to sensory needs including use of PECS system, modifying texts and visual presentations.
Children with disabilities are placed in an age or developmentally appropriate mainstream classroom with a volunteer during the church service. The 11 am Sunday service features a specialized curriculum and separate classrooms for a more individualized focus (ages 4 and up).
Monthly support group for caregivers, ecumenical scripture study and OpenHeARTs, a monthly art social. Annual White Mass spotlights inclusion and sensory-friendly Christmas liturgy for special needs families.
One to one and 2:1 ratios for 10 am and 12 pm worship services provided by occupational, physical, music, speech language pathologists and volunteers. Specialized curriculum and a host of community opportunities.
In-person and online church clubs designed to support people with intellectual challenges to worship and have fun alongside typical peers. Works to educate established churches on how to bring a more enriching and inclusive church-family experience to their congregation.