We believe that everyone was created in the image of God, that they were made on purpose and for a purpose. That is why we seek to include children with special needs in our church family. Our goal is to include them in their peer classroom, nurturing their faith, while also providing a sensory room for those who need a break or their own space. We use a buddy system for kids with special needs. We encourage the following process in order to provide the best care we can:
1. Meeting with a parent/guardian to learn about your child’s unique needs and develop a strategy to help him or her.
2. Creating a folder for each child containing specific challenges your child faces, things they like/enjoy and strategies for success.
3. Assigning 2-3 buddies who will get to know your child and serve their needs each time you are at Gateway Church.
We cannot provide therapy, behavioral modification programs and medical intervention.