Special Needs

Our ministry helps individuals with special needs and their families know God in meaningful ways and experience the ridiculous love of Christ. It is important that individuals with disabilities be included in the life of Eastview! They offer a special dimension to worship. Eastview welcomes all individuals as people of God with gifts and talents to share. Their unique needs also must be acknowledged, so they too can enjoy full accessibility to the love of Christ.

Our ministry helps individuals with special needs and their families know God in meaningful ways and experience the ridiculous love of Christ. It is important that individuals with disabilities be included in the life of Eastview! They offer a special dimension to worship. Eastview welcomes all individuals as people of God with gifts and talents to share. Their unique needs also must be acknowledged, so they too can enjoy full accessibility to the love of Christ.

 

We promote inclusion for all individuals and enable them to find their places in the worship, education, fellowship, and ministry at Eastview. We ensure that all individuals are incorporated into all aspects of a Christian life.

 

"Show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, you may be entertaining angels unaware." Hebrews 13:2

WHAT WE OFFER...
  • Buddy Program

  • Adult Special Needs class on Sundays at 9:00A at the Normal Campus

  • Sign Language interpreting in 9:00A service

  • Jr. High and High School classes include worship time, fellowship and Bible study at 11:00A and 5:00P Sunday services at the Normal Campus.

  • Respite events

  • Consultation and training for volunteers

  • Self-contained classrooms/Sensory rooms

  • Inclusion in age-appropriate class with tip-sheet support

  • Adaptation for special needs in Sunday lessons

YOUR FIRST VISIT...

BIRTH-5TH GRADE

For children birth-5th grade, please take a minute to fill out this interactive  Check-In Form  with specific instructions to help us understand how to best care for your child. This form can be printed and brought with you, along with our Family Registration Card and bring both with you to speed things up! To help prepare for your Sunday experience, check out our age-appropriate social stories and other resources here.

 

Eastview Kids Special Needs Handbook

Social Story — Early Childhood

Social Story — PreK-1st Grade

Social Story — 2nd-3rd Grade

Down Syndrome — Sample Tip Sheet

 

STUDENTS

We currently offer a special needs class for students during our 11:00 service. Students have the opportunity to worship with peers, study the Bible, share in communion and participate in fun activities that reinforce Bible teaching. We have a buddy program for our students. First time visitors will be asked to fill out a short form. Feel free to fill out ahead of time and bring with you.

INTERESTED IN SERVING?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with our Special Needs ministry, please see our current serving opportunities.

 

Serving Opportunties

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT...

Michelle Maris | mmaris@eastview.church