Please welcome our new Disability Ministry Director, Autumn Wouk! Autumn’s background includes a degree in Special Education and over fifteen years of experience teaching, coaching, and caring for individuals with disabilities. She will bring incredible energy and passion to our Disability Ministry and all of the individuals and families whom we serve. 

FUSION is the disability ministry at Good Shepherd. Our mission is to reach and serve families impacted by disabilities and create an environment for them to discover and embrace a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Disability Support In Children and Student Ministries
Our goal is for all children and students to be able to successfully participate in all ministries with their peers. Based on each child’s individual needs, we provide:
  • One-on-one buddies
  • Coordination with staff and small group leaders
  • Accommodations (visual schedules, fidgets, etc.)
  • Self-contained sensory room
These supports are available in all children and student ministry opportunities and special events. If you have any questions, please click the “Email Leader” button below. CURRENT CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES
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Fusion Buddies Serving One-on-One

What is Fusion?

Fusion supports our children, students, and young adult ministries by providing one-on-one support! In addition, we host Buddy Break monthly on Saturdays. This is a time of respite for families who have been impacted by disabilities. If you have a passion for children and/or adults with special needs and are interested in joining one of our teams, please fill out a leader registration form. We would love to have you!
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Respite Care Buddy Break
https://youtu.be/B_zN1b1YlLA Buddy Break is a monthly, respite opportunity for children with disabilities and their siblings provided at no charge. At Buddy Break, all children are intentionally paired up one-on-one with a trained buddy. We play games, do projects, play in the gym, and have a lot of fun—all while parents and caregivers get a well-deserved break. This program is sponsored by Nathaniel’s Hope, an organization that supports Buddy Breaks in congregations across the country. After registering on their website, families have the opportunity to take their children to any Buddy Break—whether local or while out of town on vacation!
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