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SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

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 GRACE KIDS.

     

    Call Marti Vogt for updates, 678.405.2277.

  • Supermoms
     

    Do you have a child with challenges? Learning Differences? Physical Limitations? Developmental Delays? Psychological Issues? If so, you are a SUPERMOM!

     

    All moms parenting special needs children are SuperMoms, dedicating their lives to the well-being of their special children.  As an outreach arm of PCSN Ministry, SuperMoms is for all moms parenting SN kids in the North Fulton area.

    You may have felt alone, isolated, and excluded at times - but you are not! You are one of the thousands of lovely, strong, and amazing women, investing your life in the well-being of your special child.

  • 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.

     

    PURE MINISTRY is part of the Special Needs Ministry at PC that trains congregation members to provide respite care for children and adults with disabilities. For more information, please contact martiv@perimeter.org.

     

    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
     

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

  • 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.

     

    We plan for Supermom fellowship quarterly events.

    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 - Staff, Perimeter Church Special Needs Ministry Coordinator

    D'Ann Renner - Lay Leader: Special Needs Support Group, Social, Co-Moderator, with Bruce Renner, of PCSNMinistry Yahoo Group

    Stacie Trottier - Consultant to G.R.A.C.E. Kids Ministry

    Laurie Van Cleave - Lay Leader: Supermoms, Moderator: SuperMomsYahoo Group


WANT TO SERVE AND SUPPORT FAMILIES OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN?

Click "Families of Specials Needs Child" in the designation list on the "Give Online" page.