Reflections On The First Week of Camp

Access Ministry successfully completed its first week of Soaring Over Seven (SOS) summer camp last Friday. The camp is designed specifically for campers with disAbilities and their siblings. This week, campers experienced Bible lessons, carnival activities, computer lab, art activities, and the opportunity to work with therapy dogs. Off-site field trips included pool time, Putt-Putt [...]

Ideas & Tips to Create An Inclusive Environment

Setting Up The Classroom LIGHTING - Many persons with disabilities are sensitive to fluorescent lights. Either they are too harsh, or they can hear a hum. Explore other lighting options, such as natural light, desk lamps, or floor lamps. Allowing a person impacted by lights to wear a baseball cap or sunglasses is another option. NOISE – [...]

Why Have A Respite Ministry? (Part 2)

Okay. So, you’re sold on respite, or at least you’re considering launching a program. So, what’s next? Pray. Pray for God’s wisdom and direction in this process. One of the first things to look at is what types/models of respite are currently being offered in the community. Ask parents in your congregation what type of [...]