Inclusive Education at Ada Christian School

When asked how inclusive education fits into Ada Christian’s vision, Principal Melissa Brower is stumped. “Without it, we wouldn’t be whole,” she says. “Inclusive education fits in just like everything else we do.” Ada Christian School (Ada, Michigan) enrolls approximately . . .

10 Children’s Books that Teach Inclusion

Summer is a fantastic time for exploring new books that foster meaningful conversations between children and adults. Help children understand and welcome peers with and without disabilities by reading one or many of these books this summer. Whether you’re a parent, . . .

Identifying Your Vocation

As we shared last week, life after high school can be difficult to figure out, particularly if continuing education isn’t the obvious next step for your son or daughter.  We asked Life Coach Judi Warner to share some initial questions . . .

Guiding Your Teen with Special Needs after High School

For parents of teens with special needs, life after high school can be a little scary as routines and relationships undergo major changes. As a parent, you may be unsure of which interests and skills to encourage your son or daughter . . .

Celebrating Pierce’s Gifts: A Blessed Partnership

You need to walk quickly to keep up with Pierce. He’s one of West Side Christian School’s (Grand Rapids, MI) hardest workers, and one of the fastest. When he and Reuben Van Til, West Side Christian’s custodian, get together, it’s all business… and . . .

5 Tips for Summer Church Inclusion

In the summertime, many churches put their Church School programs and other school-year activities on hold, which creates a new routine for everyone involved.  While some of us like change, a new routine can be difficult for some individuals, particularly . . .

The Journey of Inclusion at Calvary Church

Inclusion has been 25 years in the making at Calvary Church, and as Judi Warner, director of special needs ministry, says, “Like every church, we’re still on a journey”. A former church consultant at CLC Network, Judi began at Calvary . . .

Social Inclusion for All at South Christian High School

High school lunchtime can be an intimidating atmosphere, filled with uncertain social norms and expectations, depending on your grade level and social status. However, a step into the lunch hour at South Christian High School (Grand Rapids, MI) is bustling . . .

Meet CLC Network’s New Executive Director

The board of CLC Network (Christian Learning Center) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski to the position of executive director (effective September 1). Elizabeth will lead the non-profit consulting organization that currently serves more than 60 schools . . .

Meet Chris and Heather-Lee Wysong

Back in December, Chris and Heather-Lee Wysong challenged CLC Network donors and friends to help send CLC Network’s message of inclusion to church leaders around the country. Chris shares, “Too often, group leaders, volunteers, and pastors lack the training to effectively welcome persons with . . .

The Right Plan for Grace

It’s been a long road to learning for Grace and her family. After trying more than three different schools in her short school career, Grace has advanced one grade level in her first six months at Northpointe Christian Schools. Grace was born with a . . .

Connections Church: Connecting All Members of the Body

Walking into Connections Church (Wyoming, MI), you may notice that there is something distinct and unique about the building, the atmosphere, and the people. The building is not a sanctuary with an organ in the front, nor a room filled . . .

DisArt Festival: Influencing Perceptions about Disability through Art

Opening this Friday, April 10, the inaugural DisArt Festival will enliven Grand Rapids (Michigan) with art exhibitions, a fashion show, a film festival, theatrical and dance performances and many more opportunities to celebrate diversity and break down prejudice.  Much like . . .