Special Needs

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 3 of 3)

Clinical psychologist Jared Pingleton joins Lisa Sexton to discuss how parents can cope with the continual challenges of their special needs child, and how the faith community can come alongside families with special needs children. (Part 3 of 3)

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Article

Special Needs: Wrestling With Guilt

Jolene Philo

Don’t let unresolved guilt over a child’s condition distract you from what really matters.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Living Joyously (Part 2 of 2)

Evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring shares his testimony of living with cerebral palsy, enduring physical and emotional torment, suffering the early loss of his parents, and eventually experiencing the uncondtional love of Jesus Christ. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Living Joyously (Part 1 of 2)

Evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring shares his testimony of living with cerebral palsy, enduring physical and emotional torment, suffering the early loss of his parents, and eventually experiencing the uncondtional love of Jesus Christ. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Dealing with a Disability in Marriage

Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada tell their story of a blessed marriage despite the challenges of physical disability and inspire couples facing the same trials to strive for a deeper love.

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Article

Parenting and Special Needs: Why Me?

Ellen Stumbo

God doesn’t give special children to special parents. He gives them to ordinary ones.

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Article

God’s Story of Disability: The Unfolding Plan from Genesis to Revelation

For years, Joni Eareckson Tada has served as a strong advocate for those with disabilities.

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Article

Including Persons with Autism In the Life of the Church

Jackie Mills-Fernald and Jim Pierson

People with Autism are a part of the disability classification that need inclusion. What does the church need to do to include these wonderful people with ASD?

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Article

Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Reginald Finger

Family caregivers need support from friends, neighbors and for the patient and for themselves.

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