Special Needs

Special Needs

God has blessed us with the facilities and serve staff to disciple kids with special needs. We would love to have your child join us at all campuses! See campus descriptions below to find a campus that meets your families needs. To access the special needs curriculum parent guide click here

Classroom Buddies

In order to better support children with special needs in our kids ministry, we have a classroom buddy program. This program is intended to help foster children in discovering and deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ. Classroom buddies can be 9th grade and older to serve. If you are interested in sharing the gospel as a classroom buddy, please click the button below, select your preferred campus and apply. If your child is in need of a classroom buddy, please contact your home campus kids minister or email specialneeds@coe22.com

Serve

Parent Resource Events

Join us on August 24 for a virtual Parent Resource Event. Advocacy Specialists from The Arc of Jacksonville will be presenting on Guardianship. No need to register to attend. Just click the link below to join!

Parent Resource Event

Buddy Break


We have partnered monthly with Nathaniel’s Hope to provide a FREE RESPITE program for families with special needs. Individuals with differences AND siblings are welcome! Gospel centered, therapeutic approach – kids will work through physical, occupational, speech and language and music therapy while receiving gospel-centered lessons and activities. To apply to Buddy Break, email buddybreak@coe22.com.

Every Saturday through the Stay at Home order we will be hosting a Virtual Buddy Break via Zoom at 9am, use the link below and this Meeting ID: 352 057 841 to join us.


Zoom Buddy Break

Campus Descriptions

Self Contained Classroom Classroom with smaller serve staff to child/student ratio; Individualized instruction and support provided within a less stimulating environment.

Buddy Program Participation in age-appropriate, mainstream classroom; 1:1 support provided for behavioral, academic and social needs; Through this program, the child/student and parents will meet with staff and serve staff to identify needs. A buddy will be paired with the child/student and a plan will be formulated and implemented within the Kids or Students experience.

Sensory/Quiet Space In this demand-free environment, individuals can participate in different aspects of sensation through a range of stimuli. This room is accessible to all, provides opportunity for choice, and empowers individuals to discover and explore the environment around them with meaningful equipment that is intended to overcome sensitivities and aversions.

  • Classroom buddy program
  • Self-contained kids experience with sensory/quiet space
  • Classroom buddy program
  • Sensory/quiet room
  • Classroom buddy program
  • Self-contained kids experience with sensory/quiet space
  • Classroom buddy program
  • Self-contained kids experience with sensory/quiet space
  • Self-contained classroom
  • Classroom buddy program
  • Sensory/quiet room

Interested in serving within Kids and Student Ministry as an ASL Interpreter? Contact specialneeds@coe22.com for more information.