ctk connected together rise articleAre you concerned about your child's development? Does a member of your family have developmental delays or a disability? Have you ever felt excluded because of differences in your family? Are initials like IEP, 504, SLP, OT, and PT part of your vocabulary? Are you familiar with diagnoses like ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Apraxia, Bi-Polar, Depression, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, to name a few? No matter if your family is new to this journey or has been on the journey for a while, this group is for you!

Our mission is to help families:
  • Build relationships
  • Connect in a group focused on inclusion
  • Have a support network
  • Be encouraged
all in a safe environment, without judgment


Below are some resources to check out to support and encourage you. And of course, check out your local library for books!!

Ohio's online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.

A local group that provides education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child's development. They have numerous resources, professional speakers, and events for children and adults. Families can join for free and receive immense practical support.

he ministry of Chuck Swindoll, with links to support sites, blogs, books, and websites.

Center for Parent Information and resources

A ministry that is committed to provide a place of community, as well as information, resources, and encouragement.

Having a family member with special needs requires special patience and understanding due to the unique challenges your family faces.

You may be juggling numerous medical appointments, therapy sessions, daily therapy exercises, increased financial strain, meetings and paperwork for IEPs and 504 plans, medications, feelings of isolation, and more. All of these bring physical and emotional demands, which take an enormous toll on your family.

Yet, in the midst of it all, there is joy in this journey. At RISE, we will encourage and support each other, learn from each other and from experts, and come away with spiritual inspiration and practical tools to use at home. After being at a RISE support group, our prayer is that you come away refreshed and blessed!

At Christ the King Vineyard Church, you are supported and loved. We want you to know that you have a safe place to grow and worship. Please let us know if you need to talk, share concerns, or give ideas of how our church can better serve your family.

When does RISE meet?

All meetings are at Christ the King Vineyard Church
(downstairs in the Choir Room) and begin at 6:30pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 Friday, August 11, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017   Friday, September 22. 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017 Friday, December 1, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017  
Please bring a snack to share! Childcare is provided, with a suggested donation of $1 per child.

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