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.

 

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

  • Buddy Program

  • Adult Special Needs class on Sundays at 9:00 am

  • Sign Language interpreting in 9:00 am service

  • Jr. High and High School classes include worship time, fellowship and Bible study at 11 am and 5 pm Sunday services.

  • 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

If you are bringing your child with special needs to Eastview for the first time, please fill out this interactive Check-In Form with specific instructions to help us understand how to best care for your child and email that form to Michelle at mmaris@eastview.church before you come for the first time. You can fill out & print our Family Registration Card and bring it with you to speed things up! To help prepare for your Sunday experience, check out our age-appropriate social stories and other resources here.

 

Buddy Booklet

Social Story — Under 3 years old

Social Story — PreK-1st Grade

Social Story — 2nd-3rd Grade

Down Syndrome — Sample Tip Sheet

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