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Special Needs 2018-01-22T14:45:06+00:00

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-14

What’s Happening Now

Movie Morning
Saturday, February 24, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Venue
All Helping Hands families are invited to join us for a movie viewing in The Venue! We’ll serve snacks, and families are invited to stay afterward for a picnic. Please plan to bring your own food for the latter.

Ranch Day
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center
The Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center has invited our Helping Hands families to join them for an afternoon at their facilities! Join us for crafts, games, snacks, and a sensory trail walk. Not to mention getting to see the horses!

Parents’ Workshop (Tentative)
Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am-12 pm
All Helping Hands parents are invited to join us for a workshop on a topic related to caring for children with special needs. Childcare will be provided. Topic: TBA

Helping Hands Ministry

Helping Hands provides ministry for persons with disabilities (babies through adulthood) and their families. It is our desire that people affected by disabilities and their families come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Just as God showed His great love and compassion, we want to follow our Lord’s example in reaching out to people who have disabilities.

About Special Needs:
* Our building meets the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act which requires handicapped parking, ramps, doorways, and restrooms.
* Our children’s playground is ADA approved.
* If needed, designated parking is available near the entrance to the building, marked as “moms with babies.”

It’s Our Goal
* to provide instruction and social interaction to communicate God’s love and grace to individuals with special needs
* to provide support systems and curricula for special needs children, birth to 18 years, and adults
* to provide support and encouragement for families and adults, allowing them to find and participate in Bible study classes
* to provide training for volunteers to assist in all facets of the program
* to develop a support system for parents of special needs children

Sunday Morning & Evening Ministries
First Woodway has a dedicated Special Needs Suite, designed for our preschool through teen classes. Special needs classrooms are available on Sunday mornings  for children at 9:00 am and 10:30 am services.  Activities include music, story, play time, and snacks.  Check-in is at the Special Needs Suite, room 126. A special needs Bible study class for adults meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in Room A121.  Inclusion (with a buddy) is available by arrangement at the 9:00 am and 10:30 am Bible study hours. Evening care is by arrangement. This includes care in the suite or inclusion.

Friday Night Kid Care
The Friday night respite care program, scheduled in conjunction with church-wide Friday Night Childcare (excluding college night childcare) is provided free to children with special needs and their siblings, through sixth grade. Experienced childcare workers staff the program. The evening includes indoor and outdoor fun, game and craft time, movies and snacks. Reservations should be made through your adult Bible study class or the church office. This care is open to all who regularly attend First Baptist Woodway worship and/or Bible study, and whose special needs child is enrolled in our Sunday morning special needs ministry.

Parent Support
The Parent Support activities meet at various times throughout the year for instruction, encouragement, and fellowship.

For More Information, Please Contact
Janice Stewart, CCC-SLP
Helping Hands Co Director
Email:  Janice_Stewart@baylor.edu
Cell:  254.717.8744

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101 Ritchie Road | Waco TX 76712

Phone: 254.772.9696