Immersed in Jesus’ Love: Nolan in Community

The night before Tim and Laura Paauw received an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis for their three-year-old son, Nolan, they heard him say “I love you” for the first time. The Paauw’s were deeply moved by this expression from their . . .

The Power of “Hello”

Parent and Jenison Christian School (Jenison, MI) administrator, Tim Paauw, reflects on the power of “hello” in today’s post. As a dad of two non-verbal boys with autism spectrum disorder, I have become accustomed to the feeling of “everyone is . . .

Making the Puzzle Complete: Disability in Community

Just as every teacher in the school has the potential to change someone’s life, every student has the potential to shift the air, just a little bit, and change the culture in a school. As a Christ-centered community, we “learn . . .

Bold Beginnings: Following Christ into Community

Beginnings can be simultaneously exciting and gutsy, joyous and terrifying, inspiring and challenging. To take an idea, planted by God’s Spirit, and breathe it into life requires boldness. This boldness is rooted in the faith that the sowing will produce . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

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.  . . .