Donor Profile: Bob and Trudy Van Wieren

Bob and Trudy Van Wieren have spent most of their lives in Christian schools, since they met as first graders at Highland Christian School in Highland, Indiana.  Over that long history, they have witnessed the transformation that inclusive education has brought . . .

Putting a Smile on God’s Face!

I often get asked, as the Executive Director of CLC Network, why Christian schools, mainly from the Reformed tradition, have Inclusive Education missions. Now before I begin to answer that, let me please state very clearly ALL that you really need to know . . .

Focusing on the Students

Jan Damsteegt-DeJong is a special education teacher at a CLC Network partner school, Borculo Christian School, where she believes her role as an educator is to “make every child a learner.”  Recently, she worked at a non-CLC affiliated school before . . .

Christmas Gifts that Promote Child Development

How does one select a good gift for a child or young adult with a disability? While toy stores abound with choices, what might be the best one? First, it’s important to remember the child’s interests and joys. While the . . .

Sharing the Christmas Story with Kids with Disabilities

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, make time to share the true meaning of Christmas with your children.  It’s easy for children to quickly confuse Santa and Jesus. Help them understand that the Jesus birthday story . . .

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays – Part 1

A holiday guide for parents, grandparents, and friends to use while supporting persons with disabilities through this season of celebration and change. While the holidays often bring up those Hallmark memories for many of us, for some children and adults . . .