Making Room

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Did you know that only 17% of families who have a family member with autism participate in a community of faith on a regular basis? Many communities of faith simply have not taken the steps to welcome those with disabilities, not because they don't want to but because they don't know how. Join Mike, a father of three boys with autism, a member of a community of faith, and an Autism and Inclusion Specialist as he shares ideas about how to remedy this problem and learn how to make room for people with intellectual disabilities into communities of faith.

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Dr. Steve Grcevich, President of the Board of Key Ministry, discusses the advantages of family-focused special needs ministry.

Katie Wetherbee joins us to talk about special needs ministry and the unexpected things that can happen and difficulties that can arise with kids (because they're KIDS!). Some common examples of "challenging" scenarios and their solutions... more

Katie Wetherbee, Director of Education for Key Ministry, will share some strategies and tips for helping parents who want to work more effectively with churches and schools.

Katie Wetherbee, Director of Education for Key Ministry, will share some strategies and tips for helping parents who want to work more effectively with churches and schools.

A father shares his story of trying to find a community of faith to call "home." Find out who made it possible and how it changed his life.

The community of faith is God's gift to the world. God calls His people to live out the gospel pattern of welcome and generosity. The mission of Jesus--our mission--is a movement of inclusion, a movement of grace, a movement of love... more

The word compassion comes from two Latin words, "suffer" and "with." To show compassion means to suffer with someone, to enter into a person's situation and become involved in that person's suffering. Compassion is not a theoretical... more

This 17-minute show provides information on one way to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of families who have a child with autism or other disability.

Families who have a child with a disability indicate that respite is a critical need. This 20-minute show reveals several excellent ideas that can help you meet the respite-care needs of families in your community of faith and in the surrounding... more

Do you want to minister to families of a child with autism or other special need? If so, you first need to understand the different types of stressors these families encounter in order to understand how to be supportive. Listen in!

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