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Pastoral Care: Differently Abled Persons

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers and parents engage children with particular needs in conversations around grief and trauma. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

See also our Contemplative & Mental Health Practices for Children & Youth and/or Hope & Resilience guides for developing self-awareness and tools for navigating distress, anxiety, and trauma.

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Sensory room ideas 

NHS Sensory Processing Hub

Ways to deal with common sensory issues (Disclaimer: This one uses the term ‘problem’ in inappropriate and unhelpful ways. However, the suggestions for mitigating sensory perception issues to develop more enjoyable social interactions are worthwhile, especially for families with multiple children and/or when working with groups of children.)

Art and Identity on the Spectrum

What does creativity look like on the spectrum? We asked four autistic artists to show us how they would like to be seen.

By Michael Luong

Judicatory & Other Denominational Resources

Disability Ministries shares insight, ways congregations are engaging differently abled persons, and suggestions for furthering awareness and hospitality.


Office of the General Assembly offers new study course for Disability Inclusion Sunday

Books & Downloads

     When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Volume 2: More Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics


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