Guest Post from Maura Oprisko. Unaskable Questions Answered: an open letter to Sunday School teachers from an autism mom (plus: free printable)

As Sunday School resumes and teachers prepare to receive their students, a difficulty we’ve discussed before rears its head: many of our students have special needs, but our volunteer teachers are untrained and don’t know what the kids will need to maximize their experience in our classrooms.  We’re afraid to ask for fear of offending or upsetting parents, and so often the parents keep quiet.  We need to communicate lovingly and openly, and…

Special Needs in the Sunday School Classroom

Every year, we invite parents to add “Notes” to their student’s Sunday School registration. Is there anything we should know about your child?  Any special needs, dietary restrictions?  Please offer any information you feel would be helpful to your child’s teacher. We hope that any parent who knows that their child could benefit from special techniques or approaches will offer that information here, or at least be reminded to approach the Sunday…