Book Title: Welcoming Children with Special Needs: Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose, Policies, and Procedures
Author: Julie M. Lane
The Christian school community has a unique impetus for impacting the lives of students with special needs. Doctors Lane and Kinnison present this groundbreaking guide for administrators to lay foundational components in order to develop a successful and sustainable special needs program in a Christian school. Kinnison outlines God's purpose for bringing children with special needs into the world. Lane provides step-by-step guidelines for fostering an inclusive and sustainable school environment. This book seeks to support Christian school educators, parents of children with special needs, and disability ministries servants in their quests to transform an under-equipped, private educational institution into the indefatigable arms of Jesus that welcome. This book provides guidance to individuals who have and those who intend to develop a special needs program. Special education professors and researchers will find this text vital for working with pre-service Christian educators who wish to serve children with special needs. Christian schools-especially those that may have attempted and failed, or continue to struggle with developing their programs-will find this text an oasis for frustrated spirits. The past applications of these principles have achieved remarkable success. Now, with this text, leaders and innovators have a succinct, well-ordered guide for expediting their successes.