Special Needs

We believe every person is uniquely designed by God with great purpose. It is our goal to meaningfully include those with special needs of any age in the life of The Chapel as well as to support their families, so that all may flourish.

Support & Programs


Volunteer-Participant Pairing and Support

We love to include individuals of any age who have special needs at The Chapel and will be happy to discuss this with you individually. To request assistance, e-mail Ingrid Flannery.

Chapel Kids Special Needs

During in-person Chapel Kids programs, we are thrilled to provide Buddy Volunteers, individually tailored schedules, and creative use of environments and sensory tools to add comfort, safety, and support.

If your child needs more support, our Ark program may be helpful. It offers one-on-one care, multi-sensory input, a well-equipped sensory room, and lots of God’s great love. To learn more about these options, e-mail Ingrid Flannery.

ASL Interpreting During Services

Available upon request through lendanearinterpreting@gmail.com.



The Ark Special Needs Class
Meets virtually via ZOOM every Sunday. To learn more and get connected, e-mail Ingrid Flannery.

Live Captioning
Automated Captions are available for our services & events on YouTube and Facebook.

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Respite Care

Respite events are designed to support families and caregivers of The Chapel and community, and provide a safe, social time for young and adult children with 1:1 care. Look for Night Out and Day Out events on our event page!

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Special Treasures – A group for Moms

This support group focuses on spiritual encouragement and growing relationships with one another, led by moms on the journey. This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and is for moms with kids of all ages who have special needs. For more information and location, please contact Jen.

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Sunset Community Garden

A community garden for individuals of all abilities, designed to include those with special needs, is planted each growing season in raised beds with caring, expert mentoring. Gardeners enjoy special gatherings featuring hands-on learning, sensory exploration, and fun throughout the growing season plus the satisfaction of picking their own produce to take home and to share - cultivating kindness. Email garden@thechapel.org for details!

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Get Connected

Stay up to date with all Special Needs Inclusive events and connect with community:

Facebook Group

Interested in helping to include individuals with special needs and support their families? We’d love to have you serving with us. Contact us to find out how you can get connected.

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