CLC Network Names Building after Longtime Executive Director

Introducing the R.H. “Bear” Berends Center for Inclusive Education We recently renamed our headquarters, located at 4340 Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, Michigan, to honor recently retired executive director, R.H. “Bear” Berends. Berends retired from his position on August 31, 2015, after leading the inclusive . . .

Announcing Our Early 2016 Travel Schedule

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. We are on the road again! This winter and spring, we are traveling throughout the country to equip pastors, worship leaders, church volunteers, school administrators, and seminarians with the tools . . .

Committed to Welcoming Malorie

“From the moment we met Malorie last spring, we felt strongly that she needed to be at our school and we would figure out a way to make it happen–regardless of her needs,” said Megan Willink, NorthPointe Christian Middle School . . .

Making Inclusion and Tuition Equity a Reality in Christian Schools

We recently celebrated our 35th Anniversary and honored members of our first generation of leadership with a gala at the Watermark Country Club on October 20 (visit our Facebook page for pictures). In honor of our anniversary, we are pleased . . .

Seven Schools Choose Inclusion for Upcoming School Year

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with seven additional non-public schools this upcoming school year! This partnership will ensure students at all levels of ability and disability are included and supported in general education classrooms at these schools. . . .

We hope to see you at a training this fall!

Each year, we travel throughout the country to equip teachers, school administrators, pastors, and church volunteers to include students and adults at all levels of ability and disability into the life of their schools and churches.  We invite you to . . .

Understanding Neurodiversity and Its Impact on Disability Perceptions

An understanding of Neurodiversity has the potential to shift our perceptions of disability. Before being coined in the late 1990’s, differences in the way brains developed and functioned were referred to generally as neurological differences  These differences implied uniquely occurring . . .

Best Practice for Serving Advanced Middle School Students

As someone who is invested in online education and blended learning, my ears perk up whenever I hear about an online school or program for students, particularly one that’s geared toward middle school  students. It seems that every year there . . .

10 Tips for Church School Classroom Management

Perhaps you’ve had a student like Aiden in your Church School or other ministry class. A young and energetic boy, Aiden was constantly interrupting his class with, “Teacher, teacher!” He began to dominate the classroom with his frequent talking and . . .

Preparing Your Ministry to Receive Individuals with Disabilities

Before you know it, school will be starting and your children’s and youth ministries will be starting again. How can you prepare your church to welcome the magnificent variety of God’s children into your community this ministry year? Director of . . .