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Special needs resources for professionals and families

Special Needs Programs & Events Ideas

GIFT Special NeedsThe Stonebriar GIFT Ministry plans activities with purpose. Each activity works toward our ministry’s objectives to serve those with special needs, which include developing and deepening faith, promoting independence, building community, creating identity, and reaching those in our community.

Explore a list of activities we’ve held, and although many are not currently active, we hope to offer similar ones in the future.

Find, Start, or Expand a Ministry in Your Church

We’re passionate about helping families find their church home and helping churches serve those with disabilities.

If you are looking for a church with a special needs ministry other than Stonebriar, there are many options in the DFW area. Contact Lauren Greer with Joni and Friends Texas at lgreer@joniandfriends.org to help you find the best fit for your family.

If you’re interested in starting or expanding a special needs program, please reach out to us so we can provide resources and encouragement. Contact Meaghan Wall at meaghanw@stonebriar.org to ask questions, obtain forms and documents used in our ministry, or schedule a weekday tour of the special needs suites on our campus.

Professional Networking Group

Special Needs ConnectSeveral times each year, we gather with leaders of organizations serving those with special needs to share ideas and encourage one another. Sign up to be invited to the next event.

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Events and Activities

If you do not attend Stonebriar Community Church but are interested in participating in some of our special needs programs, sign up to receive emails about GIFT Ministry events and activities.

Recommended Outside Resource

Arise Special Needs Ministry at Irving Bible Church maintains an extensive online resource site for families and churches that we encourage you to explore.

Articles and Podcast Episodes

If your family is just starting out on your Special Needs journey, please read this recommended article from Meaghan Wall on Stonebriar Community Church’s Parenting Pathway blog.

You Have a Diagnosis … Now What?

by Meaghan Wall

When we become pregnant, we don’t anticipate anything but what is delightful, comforting, and typical. It isn’t until that normal becomes shaken that we find ourselves spinning in doubts, worries, and discomfort. We find ourselves developing a new plan. The good news is we’re not alone, and there is someone who knows exactly how things are going to work out.

If you’ve found yourself in this situation, or have a friend who finds herself in this situation, here are a few things that might help normalize the chaos.

Read Article

More Parenting Pathway Articles & Podcasts

GIFT Ministry Team

Meaghan Wall

Meaghan Wall
Pastoral Leader—Special Needs
meaghanw@stonebriar.org

Darla Hill

Darla Hill
Ministry Leader—Special Needs
darlah@stonebriar.org

Amanda Draeger

Amanda Draeger
Ministry Coordinator—Special Needs
amandad@stonebriar.org

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darla Hill at darlah@stonebriar.org or by calling 469-252-5358. We look forward to welcoming your family to our community.