Special Needs Ministry (Birth – 8th grade)
Families of children with special needs often feel they have nowhere to turn for support. At The Orchard, we recognize the importance of:
Parents attending and worshipping together in the Sunday morning service and adult electives.
Children with special needs being taught basic Bible stories and truths at their cognitive level of development.
Each child receiving an individual “Action Plan” with specific goals formed to meet the spiritual development stage of your child.
Sundays, 8:45 & 10:30 a.m., Arlington Heights Campus
Christ's Touch is designed to integrate children with Special Needs into their age appropriate classrooms. Each child is paired with a one-to-one aide who can readily assist and facilitate your child’s learning/worship experience. An initial home visit, team meetings (2 times per year), training workshops, and supervision (by certified special educators) all help facilitate this process. This program allows your child a safe and effective learning experience while being integrated with children at their age level.
We believe that each child is a unique and special blessing from the Lord. Our goal is to develop a strong rapport with your child while effectively teaching them the basic truths of God’s Word.
And He took the children in his arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:16)
Director of Children’s Ministries & Special Needs – Barrington