SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

at Perimeter Church

The Perimeter Church Special Needs Ministry (PCSNM) exists to express the love of Christ by serving and supporting families with special needs, both within the church and in our surrounding community.

 

Special Families need each other for empathy and support. The Support Group meets monthly to discuss needs, share information, and plan socials and educational programs.


RELAX, REVIVE, AND RE-ENERGIZE

If you are a mom of a child with special needs, you are a SuperMom! You are invited to join other SuperMoms for some pampering. Contact Marti Vogt to register.


  • Support Group
     

    Join husbands and wives the second Sunday of each month at 10:45 AM to share concerns and prayer for one another. One topic per meeting will be discussed while kids can enjoy being with others in G.R.A.C.E. KIDS.

    Call Marti Vogt for updates, 678.405.2277.

  • Respite
     

    The need for safe, quality childcare, so that parents can take much needed breaks, is fundamental. The lack of safe, affordable respite opportunities is the number one 'need' brought up by special needs parents. The PCSN Ministry is working on ways to provide respite for Special Families. Several ideas are under discussion, including short 'Breather-breaks' and longer overnight 'Getaways'. We are especially concerned with respite for single parents, who seldom get the opportunity for a break.

    Autumnsgift.org: Respite Services For Autistic Children & Their Families - click here .

  • Support
     

    The PCSN Ministry is now approved via Perimeter Church to raise money for special needs.  This applies not only to fundraising from businesses, but from individuals, who can now designate tax deductible gifts to the PCSN.  This function will be critical as we expand and enhance the ministry, especially in the respite area.

  • G.R.A.C.E. Kids
     

    GOD REACHING ALL CHILDREN EVERYWHERE

    Perimeter provides a contained classroom or an individual buddy for kids, ages 5-18, needing assistance during the 10:45 AM weekly church service. For more info, call Marti Vogt at 678.405.2277.

     

  • G.L.O.R.Y. Kids
     

    G.L.O.R.Y. (Glorious. Loving. Outstanding. Redeemed. Yes, We Can!) KIDS’ mission is to provide the least restrictive environment possible within our children’s programming for our kids with special needs. We provide buddies so that these kids can attend the same programming that all our kids do (KidsQuest Auditorium or KIDS Discipleship) at the 9:00 or 10:45 AM service. In addition, we offer a Sensory Room for those who need to take a short break from the group programming, whether for sensory seeking or sensory soothing needs.

    G.L.O.R.Y. KIDS is offered for children in kindergarten and up. 

    Questions? Contact Janet Kelley at 770.367.1828 or click below.

    Janet Kelley

    Special Needs & K-2nd Grade Discipleship Assistant Coordinator

  • Special Events
     

    Occasional meetings will be held to discuss the issues that we all deal with, such as alternative therapies and legal preparations. Family pool days and Parent's Night Out will also be scheduled if interest is shown.

    FAMILY EVENTS

    Each year, the PCSN Ministry will have at least one family social event, such as a pool party or Easter Egg hunt, including our wonderful children.


    KID-FREE ZONE

    At least one 'adults only' party is necessary for our sanity.  These parties are for single parents and their guests, couples, adult caregivers - anyone but kids!


    OTHER

    Ideas such as a Men's Coffee and a monthly lunch bunch after church are being discussed and will be pursued based on interest.  All ideas are welcome!


  • Educational Programs
     

    PCSN Ministry will keep its members advised of various educational opportunities on special needs topics throughout the community. From time to time, PCSN will present its own seminars for the purpose of educating our members, the church, and the community.

  • Contacts
     

    Marti Vogt

    Support Group and Crisis Referral Coordinator

    Janet Kelley

    Special Needs & K-2nd Grade Discipleship Assistant Coordinator


    If you are interested in Autumn's Gift, contact Erica Denmark.


WANT TO SERVE AND SUPPORT FAMILIES OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN?