Are you a Meerkat or an Additional Needs Lion?

So, which are we?  Are we the purse lipped, critical, selfish, glaring meerkat’s?  Or are we part of the lion pride, standing up for those in our ‘family’ who need our help?  Roaring in defence of those who are being picked on, bullied by members of our congregations that should know better...

An Open Letter To Our ‘Other’ Child

But for many of us, our child with additional needs or disability is not our only child.  We may have another child, or several others, all of whom need love, nurturing, care and support.  This is an open letter to Phoebe, and to all the brothers or sisters of children with additional needs or disabilities…

How Inclusion Champions Are Transforming The Church

There are many ways that those involved in children’s and youth work can make a big difference for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities, and their families.  I often get asked what one change can make the most difference, can have the greatest impact, can enable lasting transformation.  The answer I always give is this…

Do miracles still happen for children with additional/special needs?

There are many occasions where Jesus’ encounters with children were miraculous, including when he met children with additional/special needs or disabilities, but what about today?  Do miracles involving children with additional/special needs or disabilities still occur?  What do they look like?  As parents or children’s workers are we right to hope, to pray, for miracles?