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Special Needs Ministry Training in Northern California

February 4, 2014

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In one month I’ll be leading four special needs ministry workshops at the BASS Conference in Castro Valley, California.  BASS is an interdenominational conference with a long history of equipping church leaders and volunteers.

Debbie Lillo, Church Relations Manager for Joni and Friends – Bay Area, has put together an unprecedented twelve workshops on all things special needs ministry. Debbie is one of the most fun people I’ve ever met, and possibly the best networker on the planet. She also has an unparalleled love for families of children with special needs. (Need an expert on respite or sibling support?  Debbie is your contact!) I’ll be joining Debbie along with four others to lead workshops on the BASS Special Needs Track. Conference registration is only $49 (unbelievable!) and is open to anyone. If you live on the West Coast and have an interest in special needs ministry, it doesn’t get better than this.  I am pinching myself at the opportunity to hear Diane Dokko Kim and Dr. Cynthia Zierhut speak, as both have been great friends and resources to me. And many of you know Stacy Hodge from her posts on this blog about Deaf Ministryteen inclusion, and technology.  Please join us!

BASS Church Workers Convention
Redwood Chapel Community Church of Castro Valley, CA
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Using Technology in Special Needs Ministry – Stacy Hodge
Loving the Family Impacted by Special Needs – Amy Fenton Lee
Autism: A Family and Church Perspective – Diane Dokko Kim
Adapting Curriculum for Special Needs – Kris Volkir
Including Teens with Special Needs in Your Church – Stacy Hodge
Special Needs FAQ – Amy Fenton Lee
Welcoming with Compassion – Debbie Lillo

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Autism and the Church – Debbie Lillo
Building a Special Needs Ministry Team – Amy Fenton Lee
What Autism Spectrum Disorder Has Taught Me About God: Insights From Research And Practice – Cynthia Zierhut
Surviving to Thriving: Engaging Different Learners  – Amy Fenton Lee
Special Needs Parent Panel– Debbie Lillo and Kris Volkir

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