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On the show today I ask Andy Nixon, lead pastor of The Woodland United Methodist Church - The Loft some listener questions about God and Faith in families with special needs kids. It’s a great conversation and I know you’ll enjoy it! Join us now to hear how it went!
Parenting special needs kids can make it hard to maintain a positive outlook. I'll share 3 ways you can keep it positive!
This week Dr Gil Tippy interviews 3 special educators using an appropriate, developmental, sensory sensitive approach in public and private education settings for kids with neuro-developmental disorders of relating and communicating. The discussion ranges from the tremendous success of a couple of Vermont public school teachers in their use of the DIR/Floortime model, through our success at the Rebecca School in our Fairytale Literacy curriculum, and even touches on the complications
Let's Discuss Explaining Horrific Events to Your Special Kid This last week we witnessed and deeply felt the horrific events that unfolded in Boston and in Texas. How do these things effect your special person? How do you explain them or ... do you? We all know that our special family members are very sensitive to the feeling and conditions of the world around them. Do you think that these things effect them more than we know or understand? Do you think that they should be all
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Find out what will be the next set of debates coming up for season 4 of DT4U. All special guest will be here live sharing with the listening audience their perspective on the topics of debate. Special Guest Ahlazar Banlawya (Exodus 1715) vs Sha'ala (Rod Of Instruction) "Is Esau The White Man?" 2/20 @ 7 PM ET Hezekiah BenIsrael (Hogic) vs LaRon Campbell. "What Is The Holy Spirit?" 2/21 @ 7 PM ET. Apostle Bennett vs Brother Josh. Is The Fat
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April 8, 2014 (12:00 p.m. EDT)
Join Vangie and special guest Marie Kuck from Nathaniel's Hope as they discuss the Buddy System. Many churches have found this relational, friendship-based approach vital in supporting children, teens and adults with special needs. Hear practical elements of training, as well as success stories about how a buddy can make all the difference!
If you can’t join us live, be sure to listen later to this or other Shaping Special Hearts shows in the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/cmconnect.
March 11, 2014 (12:00 p.m. EDT) Ministry to Special Needs Parents: Understanding & Meeting Their Needs Ministering to the emotional, spiritual, & physical needs of anyone is a tall order. When special needs parents are those people they can appear, in the words of our guest Barb Dittrich, like a "big ol' bundle of need." Join us as we discuss practical, yet meaningful ministry to these parents.
Join Vangie and special guest Kelli Anderson as they discuss "Sticking with Special Needs Parents." Hear an insider's perspective about what can make parents of children with special needs lack trust in people - even the people they desperately want to trust! Hear strategies for meaningful communication, key elements in ministry to parents, and what every pastor should know about ministry to this growing population. A lifelong Christian and mother of three children (two
Have you planned for your family's future financial special care needs? Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Robert D. Touzeau, LUTCF, CLU, ChSNC, Chartered Special Needs Consultant and Financial Services Professional for MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania. Since 2011, he has led the firm’s Special Care Planning Team initiatives in his local community, expanding outward to various counties in northeast Pennsylvania. As the father of a son with Down Syndrome Rob has also developed a passion and skill in working with more complex situations that typically involve children and adults with special needs. Rob acts as an advocate for families and as a financial coordinator bringing together the efforts of attorneys, accountants, and trust officers.
Tune in for an interesting hour of conversation to learn why accepting a generous financial gift from a loving grandparent may not be in their best interest, why disinheriting your child with special needs might be the right thing to do, and many other suggestions for your consideration.
Find out if you are as prepared as you think you are for your family’s needs by taking the quiz!
View the life care planning stages timeline we'll talk about here.
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