Here are some useful resources and links  

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The presentation handouts from the Churches for All "No Limits" workshops (12.11.16) are now downloadable from the foot of this page.  

 I recently did an hours training session for Sunday Club leaders at my church and the sheets I used as handouts are downloadable below. 

1. What do they need to know?.  A discussion sheet to help us examine the basics of what all children really need to know about God. 

2. Child's profile discussion sheet.  A group discussion, how well do you really know a child? 

3. 10 tips to wngage all children in Sunday School. Handout  (Including SEND children)

4. Symbols to make a visual timetable for Sunday School.  

Makaton Symbols for the Lord's Prayer!

Go to this link for The Lord's Prayer in Makaton  or watch how to sign it on You Tube

Organisations that support Churches with training and resources:

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Urban Saints - have set up All Inclusive 2U, which offers an experienced disabilty advisor to visit your church and help you plan support strategies. 

Messy Church has appointed Trish Hahn to co-ordinate and advise about children with SEN. 

Children Worldwide headed by the Morgan-Gurrs are a great organisation who also set up the Additional Needs Alliance with Mark Arnold from Urban Saints.

Do join the Additional Needs Alliance on Facebook.  Set up by Mark Arnold of Urban Saints and Kay Morgan Gurr, this closed group is full of ideas, interaction and support from people working to make their church inclusive. 

Through the Roof provides resources, advice and holidays for children and adults with Additional needs.  Tim Wood heads up their "Roofbreaker" initiative to support individuals and groups working to make their churches inclusive. 

Prospects supports adults with learning disabilties,  has a network of groups for ALD in more than 200 churches and provides resources to help teach the Bible to ALD. 

All these organisations are part of the Churches for All.  Look out for their Enabling Church conferences and training. 

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Guidelines for including children with disabilties from Oxford Diocese.     

Open Praise Project : free downloadable symbol supported Bible Stories.

The Inclusive Church - great blog and resources (American site). 

Communication4All : symbol supported Bible stories for free. 

Bible story pictures : Free Bible Images site. 

Bible picture slide shows : GardenofPraise

Creative Ideas from Flame Creative Kids   blog 

Twinkl : has some visual sequencing pictures of Bible stories (look at Sparklebox too) 

My prayer topics visual for using with a Prayer Tree Activity. - see attachements below...

 

Resources to buy:

 Amy Robinson : Story teller and Puppeteer - great How to tell stories and use puppets book. 

 Autism and your Church : a book by Barbara Newman 

 Play through the Bible : A sensory play journey through Luke's Gospel by Alice Buckley. 

 Jesus the Start of it All - CD - although written for adults with learning disabilities would really work well for children with LD, especially the older ones. 

 

 

Articles:

Developing Ministry to Children with Disabilities in Children's Ministry Magazine 

Attachments:
Download this file (A Child who comes to your Sunday Club Session.pdf)Child's profile discussion sheet[What do you really know about a child?]Lynn McCann12 kB
Download this file (Behaviour support in church handout.pdf)Behaviour Support in Church[No Limits Presentation Handout]Lynn McCann1173 kB
Download this file (children_in_church_resource.pdf)Oxford Diocese: Children in Church[Practical ideas for inclusion]Lynn McCann253 kB
Download this file (Creation visuals.pdf)Creation visuals[symbols to sequence the Creation story Genesis 1]Lynn McCann45 kB
Download this file (Eastbourne Talk sheet.pdf)Eastbourne Slides Summary[A sheet with all the information on my slides]Lynn McCann176 kB
Download this file (How to write sensory Bible stories - handout.pdf)How to write a sensory Bible story[No Limits Presentation Handout]Lynn McCann958 kB
Download this file (Prayer topics ppt.ppt)Prayer Symbols [For using with a prayer tree]Lynn McCann79 kB
Download this file (Sunday club visuals.pdf)Sunday School visual timetable[Visual symbols ]Lynn McCann202 kB
Download this file (Teaching and Flourishing Teens handout.pdf)Teens with AN Flourishing in Church[No Limits Presentation Handout]Lynn McCann721 kB
Download this file (Tips on engaging ALL children in your Sunday Club sessions.pdf)10 Tips to engage all children in Sunday school. [No Limits Presentation Handout]Lynn McCann1151 kB
Download this file (What do they really need to know about God.pdf)What do they need to know?[A discussion sheet.]Lynn McCann67 kB