Summer Reading: 15 Books to Support Inclusive Community

Looking for a book to keep your learning alive this summer? Our staff shared fifteen books (listed alphabetically) they’ve recently read (or plan to read this summer) related to inclusive school and church communities. Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, . . .

Tips for a Smooth Independence Day Celebration

It is almost Independence Day in the United States, which for many families is a time of festivity and celebration as we commemorate the nation’s independence with colorful parades, juicy BBQ’s, loud concerts, and booming fireworks. These activities can bring many . . .

Plymouth Christian Elementary- Jeff’s Fund Reflections

The students at Plymouth Christian Elementary (Grand Rapids, MI) enjoy participating in Circles of Friends—intentional social inclusion Circles that promote friendship and fun among students with and without disabilities. Through discussions and fun activities, the students have learned important lessons . . .

Vacation Bible School Inclusion Tips

The VBS curriculum is ordered, the craft supplies are on their way, volunteer sign up is in full swing, and the flyers are ready for distribution. But have you prepared for welcoming children of varied abilities? What happens when a . . .

Donor Profile: David & Marcia Lucas

Although it has been decades since their daughter Andrea attended the Christian Learning Center, David and Marcia Lucas have kept CLC Network close to their hearts. Andrea, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at her birth in 1978, attended CLC . . .

Ruby and Friends: Delighting in Community

Ruby (pictured second from left) enjoys participating in worship alongside her friends at Living Stones Academy (Grand Rapids, MI). “I just wanted my daughter to be in a school where the bell rang, and everyone ran out to recess,” said . . .

Vacation Guide for Parents of Kids with Disabilities

Spring break is coming up soon, and for many families, this can be a week full of change and anxiety. We’ve put together a guide to make this vacation (whether at home or someplace warm) enjoyable for ALL family members.  . . .

Accessible Gospel: Faith Formation During the Lenten Season

Part One: Get to Know the Individual Easter and the Lenten season are a time to reflect on the sacrificial and redeeming love of Christ. For some individuals, however, this season may be confusing, unimportant, or even scary. How can . . .