Do you have a child at your church who has a disability? Do you have a family in your church that needs extra support and you don't know where to start? This page could help to answer your questions.

Follow the links below to access useful resources:

The Inclusive Church
Sharing questions and insights about ministry with special needs children and their families.

Autism Children's Ministry Revisted
Informative blog from Kent Shaffer of Church Relevance (saved as a permanent link).

Buddy system at Fairview United Methodist Church
YouTube video describing special needs ministry to families and children.

Paul's story
YouTube video of Paul, a Grade 6 boy with autism, and his church's ministry.

Raising Children Network - Special needs page
The Raising Children Network is an Australian Government sponsored website developed with the help of Australian parents and professionals for parents with children from newborns to early teens, and for anyone helping parents. It now includes an excellent section on children with special needs.

Resource papers
Considering special needs (case study - autism); An ideal Sunday School.


 More information


Ask for more information or support by contacting the Children & Families Ministry Facilitator by email: childrenandfamilies@