Churches try to meet need of developmentally challenged kids (Baptist Standard)

October 28, 2008

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...Created about 10 years ago by parents with special-needs children, it's just one example of how churches are trying to welcome families-who otherwise might stay home-into a faith setting that works for them and their children.

"It's better than everything else in my life," said Alec Carlson, 15, who has Asperger's and joined 10 other people on a multicolored mat during the Scripture lesson.

Participants in The Haven, a ministry for special-needs adults and children, play a game earlier this year at Damascus Road Community Church in Damascus, Md.

Across the country, new programs and resources are being made available to families with special-needs children...


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