2019 NorCal DMC Conference Schedule

Presentations - Keynotes/Workshops

Opening Keynote

(Diane Kim)

Ministry Roadmap: Tools for Launching a Special Needs Ministry

Tools shared will help you craft your vision and build the bones needed to launch your ministry.

(Rebecca Barnett)

What You Should Know About Autism

In this workshop you will learn basic facts and characteristics of Autism in an interactive way while also learning a few strategies to prevent problem behavior in the classroom or ministry setting.

(Shannon Durand)

Practical Tools for Supporting Families by Meeting Practical Needs, Building Community and Combating Isolation

Disability affects every member of the family. This workshop will offer practical tools for churches desiring to support the whole family by meeting practical needs, building community and combating isolation. It will also help participants better understand the unique ways disability affects parents, spouses, siblings, and extended families.

(Debbie Lillo)

Understanding Behavior: A Framework and Practical Tools for the Church Setting

Attendees will learn about basic functions of behavior (the ‘why’?), and simple environment changes that support communication and choice-making for all students. The second portion of the workshop will be spent practicing these new skills in a hands on-interactive format called behavioral skills training. Attendees will leave with the materials needed to share these tools to their church team.

(Rebecca Barnett)

The 9 Senses and How They Will Affect Your Church

In her workshop Christine will talk about Sensory Integration Disorder and how it will affect your ministry. She will also talk about techniques and activities that will help you become a more sensory sensitive church.

(Christy Woosley)

Doing It Their Way - Curriculum Activities for Every Age & Stage of Development

Every individual and every church/program is unique. In this workshop we will discuss practical and creative ways to adapt, modify and create curriculum activities for all AGES & STAGES of development for students with special needs & disabilities. Attendees will receive a toolkit of Tips, Tools & Idea to support lesson development and teaching strategies for their church ministry needs.

(Gisele Darden)

Closing Keynote

(Zachary & Christen Morrow-Ara)

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