Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving

by Lorna Bradley. Huff Publishing, 2015.


Written by a United Methodist minister and the mother of an adult son with special needs, this resource addresses the challenges and rewards of parenting or caring for a child with special needs


tools for guilt, patience, self-care and healthy relationships; prayer, scripture from Psalms and the Gospels, liturgy for blessing parents, inventory for self-care, reflection and discussion questions, tips for small group leaders

Recommended Audience

parents and caregivers for persons with disabilitie


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Take time to evaluate your self-care habits by using the inventory found in the appendix.
  • Discuss your personal experiences and address challenges as a group by using this resource for small group study.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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