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Resources for Churches Reaching Out to Include Children with Disabilities and Their Families


  • Bradley, Lorna* (2015) Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving. Minneapolis: Huff Publishing.
  • Carter, Erik W. (2007) Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Lee, Amy Fenton (2013) Leading a Special Needs Ministry: A Practical Guide to Including Children and Loving Families. Cummings, GA: Orange.
  • Mitchum, Naomi* (2015) Every Child Can Bloom in the Inclusive Classroom: A Quick Look Disability Handbook for Sunday School Teachers and Any Teachers Working with Children. Houston: Ramps'nthings Press.
  • Newman, Barbara J. (2015) Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. Wyoming, MI: CLC Network.
  • Newman, Barbara J. (2011) Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Revised edition). Grand Rapids: Friendship Ministries.
  • Wetherbee, Katie & Philo, Jolene (2015) Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs. Grand Rapids: Kregel Ministry.

Web-based and Video Resources for Teacher Training


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Lynn Swedberg, May 2018

* Author is/ authors are United Methodist