Including Special Needs Children in the Life of the Church is a resource developed by Elizabeth Christie through Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church to assist teachers and leaders of children in the area of faith formation. You will find this resource helpful as you provide intentional and radical hospitality to children with special needs and their families. Included is information on identifying the needs of parents and families, classroom setup and management, and also adapting curriculum and activities. Elizabeth Christie has served in local United Methodist congregations as minister to children and families. Her training, experience, and education are in Special Education, Literacy Education, Children and Families Ministry, and as the sibling of a wonderful woman with Down Syndrome.