How We Help Your Church

Our Approach

we combine our special education expertise and our passion for inclusive worship to help churches build interdependent communities for children and adults of all abilities.

Our framework for creating belonging for people of all abilities is made up of 3 parts.

a jigsaw puzzle piece that is half pink and half green

Perspective: Puzzle Pieces

Understanding that each person is a piece of the puzzle, a member of the Body of Christ, with both gifts (“greens”) and challenges (“pinks”).

Participation: Universal Design

A broad spectrum of ideas meant to produce buildings, products, and environments that are inherently accessible to all people. Find out more about Universal Design and how you can implement it in your congregation, from our Best Practices for Building Belonging in Congregations and this hour-long seminar on Universal Design for Worship 

Personalization: Responsive Design

When participation requires further support, implement Responsive Design to meet specific needs, equipping individuals to use their gifts.

For many individuals, having good practices in place related to Universal Design will give the needed support. For others, an individualized plan will be critical for full belonging in the community.

We would be delighted to explore with you how to put support in place for individuals in your congregation. See our Church resources for a few ideas to get you started.

Services and Resources