3031 Long Hollow Pike
Hendersonville, TN 37075
8:00, 9:30, & 11:15am
1200 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
8:15, 9:45, & 11:30 a.m.
At Long Hollow, we desire to be a place where families with special needs know they belong so they may experience the love of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about our Special Needs Ministry, please contact email@example.com.
What to Expect
If you are interested in this ministry, please complete our intake form so that we can understand a little more about your specific needs. Our Special Needs Coordinator will contact you and work with you to form the most beneficial plan for your child or student. We work specifically with our children and students with special needs to ensure that they get the most out of both large group and small group experiences. If noise is an issue, we can provide headphones. We provide sensory items for our children with special needs to have during their time with us when needed.
More About LH Special Needs
What Is a Buddy?
Because inclusion is our overall goal with everyone, a buddy serves to help assist a student in a typical class. Children can remain with their peers unless they need a break. We want each child to have a consistent buddy or pair of buddies where relationships are fostered and trust is gained. A buddy’s role is to help facilitate meaningful connections between your child and their leader and peers, as well as helping your child grow to know and love The Lord. If this is the best option for your child, please allow us a little time to pair them with a volunteer.
What Is a Sensory Room?
We offer Sensory Rooms for Elementary aged kids as well as Middle and High School Students that are stand alone classrooms. These are intentionally designed for anyone who may benefit from a smaller ratio of leader to student and modified curriculum specifically designed to meet the needs of different learning styles. In any of our Sensory Rooms, you can find a multitude of fun activities that engage all the senses. We have exercise balls, trampolines, swings and lots of other things to help kids feel comfortable.These classes are offered during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services at our Hendersonville Campus for both Elementary aged kids and Middle and High School Students.
We have a parent-led support group specifically for moms of children with special needs. This group currently meets through a closed zoom meeting with occasional small meet-ups to stay connected. We have a new support group specifically for Moms with Special Need Children. Click here to learn more.
We offer a few respite events throughout the year for children with special needs and their siblings for a time of fun and Bible teaching. We encourage caregivers to use this time to rest, date their spouse or get to things they are unable to do while caregiving. We will post information about upcoming events as they are added to the schedule.
Adults With Special Needs
We have an on-campus life group for adults with special needs on Sunday mornings. This is a wonderful group of friends that love to learn about God and share life together. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our class with adults with special needs.