Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities

by Barbara J. Newman. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2012.
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“I have found that accurate information is one of the most powerful tools in creating a successful program for including children with disabilities in church and school.” This highly informative and practical book by a seasoned teacher contains a wealth of information and tools to assist congregations in their quest for inclusive ministries. Descriptive information on specific types of disabilities is provided, from Autism Spectrum Diseases to Attention Deficit Disorder to hearing, learning, visual and speech disabilities. The aim is to help adults understand the manifestations, challenges and opportunities related to each one. Equally valuable to ministry leaders are the tools for addressing them. There are guidelines and sample forms to help congregations identify and meet needs, lesson plans tailored for specific disabilities, and helps for resource and classroom adaptation. Disability fact sheets give adult leaders important information at a glance.

Reviewed by Marie Fleming



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