Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

Having had the opportunity to hear a lot of “expert” advice over the 36+ years of raising my son, here are some things I’d like to offer as my own “expert” advice to the many wonderful people who will come in contact with a person with special needs and/or their family at some time in their lives.

Special-Needs Siblings Experience Questions & Grief Seasons Too

Special-Needs Siblings Experience Questions & Grief Seasons Too

In order for young people to grow in emotional health and mature in their faith, they must have adequate opportunity to ask their questions, process their feelings, share their ideas and—perhaps most of all—have their perspectives valued within a process that is undergirded in prayer.

Why church is difficult for persons on the high end of the autism spectrum

Why church is difficult for persons on the high end of the autism spectrum

We need churches committed to welcoming children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum of typical to high intelligence and affording them opportunities for using their considerable gifts and talents to advance the mission of the church.

Why your church needs to start a respite care ministry

Why your church needs to start a respite care ministry

We want to make it easy for any church to start a respite ministry to serve families of kids with disabilities. We’re delighted that the largest church-based respite care network in the U.S. is partnering with us to make that possible! Nathaniel’s Hope will be providing a day-long ministry intensive at Inclusion Fusion Live to provide the necessary training to churches seeking to launch new respite ministries.

5 Ways the Church Can Foster Healthy Attachment in Adoptive Families

5 Ways the Church Can Foster Healthy Attachment in Adoptive Families

Many Christians build their families through adoption out of loving concern for orphans and to live the faith James describes. I hope churches continue to bring the orphan crisis to light. And, as they do, I pray we—as the Church—can come alongside the families whose children’s past trauma continues to cause the “distress” James 1:27 mentions.

Mental Health Ministry Resources at Inclusion Fusion Live

Mental Health Ministry Resources at Inclusion Fusion Live

We'll be offering an all-day training for churches interested in developing a mental health inclusion strategy and making available five additional workshops and presentations for ministry leaders and families with interest in mental health ministry.