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Summer Respite for families with special needs

Every quarter we provide Respite, a free event designed to be a night off for parents of children with special needs, and a night of fun for the kids! Our guests are each paired with a trained buddy for the evening who accompanies them throughout a night of fun activities. Parents and caregivers enjoy a little break knowing their children are in a safe environment and are having fun.


Hosting Respite events takes a lot of coordination and a ton of volunteers. This is a great place to volunteer a few hours on a Friday night. The Respite team is a fun loving and welcoming group and we’d love to have you join us. Plus, you’ll experience first hand the impact you’re having as you bond with your buddy throughout the night. You’re also giving parents and caretakers a break, and for some of the families we serve, these quarterly Respite nights are the only nights off they get all year. It’s no surprise that every time we open registration for Respite it fills up in a few hours, and we always have people on a waiting list. When you sign up to serve you make it possible for us to open our waiting list to more guests. We can’t do this without you! If you’re interested in serving, click the SERVE button below.

Want to help with set up on Thursday or Friday (August 1 or 2)? Sign up here.


Guest registration has ended for the Summer Respite Event. Guest registration opens October 14 for the November 8 Respite Event. Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)

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Volunteer at (or attend) Inclusion Fusion Live - a disability ministry conference

People from around the country will gather at Bay Pres for two days to be encouraged and equipped to better serve the families who attend their churches! Inclusion Fusion is a conference for ministry leaders, families, and those in disability care fields.

Choose a FAMILY-TRACK ticket if you are interested in our family-focused workshops. An ALL-ACCESS ticket will give you the option to select from over 30 workshops representing ministry-focused and family-focused topics. Either ticket will give you access to all main stage presentations including our four keynotes, numerous quick takes (TEDTalk style presentations), and interviews with leaders from around the country. Early bird pricing is available; please see registration form for details.

Looking to take a deeper dive into mental health inclusion ministry? Want to start a special needs ministry at your church? Add a Ministry Intensive to your registration form as a Friday option.


  • Family Track: $29 ($19 through March 31)

  • All-Access: $79 through March, $89 after March 31st

  • Ministry Intensives: $69


As a host site, we’re looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteer opportunities include: Registration Team (check in guests), Food Crew (distribute boxed lunches, keep hospitality stations clean/stocked, serve speaker dinner), Hallway Hospitality (greet guests and help in hallways), Accessibility Hosts (assist vision-impaired guests), Exhibitor Hall Hosts (check in vendors), Reset Crew (reset stage and other areas of the church after conference).

Questions? Contact Beth Golik 440.871.3822 x181

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