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Special Education Summit

Join us for a Special Education Summit on Friday, June 30, 2023. 


Sessions will be held for church and school leadership, Christian educators, and parents of all Exceptional Children.

For Leaders & Christian Educators…

Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the need for special education ministries and services
  • Philosophy of Christian special education
  • Fundraising
  • Establishing a resource/intervention program
  • Selecting curriculum and resources
  • Practical set-up of a self-contained classroom
  • Wish lists and equipment
  • Task boxes, visual schedules, and learning centers
  • Exercise, physical therapy concepts, and self-regulation
  • Communicating and establishing relationships with your local school system
  • Referrals and evaluations
  • Using IEPs to assign appropriate accommodations
  • Creating Private School Service Plans
  • Conducting meaningful professional development

For Parents of Exceptional Children…

Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:

  • God’s call to love and educate children with special needs
  • Coming to terms with your child’s diagnosis
  • God’s plan for your family and helping your child find and follow God’s will for his/her life
  • Advocating for your child with health or intellectual needs
  • Staying involved in church and ministry
  • Steps to starting a special needs ministry
  • Communicating effectively with teachers, therapists, and support staff
  • Celebrating the God-designed uniqueness of each of your children
  • Encouragement and help for parents of gifted and learning disabled students
  • Parent discussion forum

Special Education Summit

Hosted by The Hope Allen Center for Exceptional Children, a Division of Tabernacle Christian School

Friday, June 30, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


$50 per person

Lunch and a resource portfolio will be provided to all registrants. Visit registration link below. 


Tabernacle Baptist Church & Christian School

1225 29th Avenue Drive NE

Hickory, North Carolina 28601

(828) 324-9936

Lodging Information:

Lodging is not included in the registration fee; however, Hampton Inn is offering a special rate for the meeting. To receive the discounted rate, mention Tabernacle Christian School when reserving your room.

Hampton Inn Hickory

1956 13th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 624-2000 | $149 + tax  (Reserve by June 14)


Questions? Email Sara Reid at [email protected]