Some of Our Past Events
Come Meet Sandra Peoples
Saturday, February 29th 9:00am - 10:30am
Sandra Peoples is a special-needs mom and sibling. She and her family live in Alvin, TX where she serves Heights Baptist Church as the director of special-needs ministry.
Sienna Ranch Baptist Church
She's the author of Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special Needs Family and the host of the podcast, Self Care and Soul Care of the Caregiver.
Filled with real-life stories and hard-earned wisdom, Sandra's book "Unexpected Blessings" shines a light on the possibilities and blessings that come when parents realize their new purpose in life - which was God's purpose for them all along. She will also talk about her experiences as director of special-needs ministry.
Childcare for your special-needs child by request.
Saturday, September 28th, 6-8pm
For the kidsBlacklight Art and Games plus dance music
For the AdultsDarla Farmer, Founder & CEO of Hope For Three, a local non-profit and autism advocacy group, will share information about autism resources, programs and events. Learn more by visiting hopeforthree.org or call 281-245-0640.
Open discussion afterwards.
Special Needs Family Event
Saturday, May 4th 6:30 - 8:30pm
Celebrating Progresses, Social Time, Dinner, and Game Night
Many past attendees to our events have suggested that we have more time to meet each other and have social time to tell our stories and share information. That is exactly what we have planned for this next event!
Game night was a huge success last time for the children and young adults, so we are doing it again! Our youth pastor Rory and the youth group will be guiding the fun.
We will share good news on how our NEW WEBSITE is progressing and will include features that you have requested, such as links to resources and organizations, a Forum for questions and answers, a place to post your story, resources, book reviews, and more!
We also want to share how Spectrum Fusion is helping young adults on the Autism Spectrum find meaningful employment. We will have some video clips of presentations from the Reactor Room which brings community and business leaders together to mentor and network to find employment opportunities.
This will be an informative and social time with emphasis on Social and Fun.
Chairman, Special Needs Ministry, Sienna Ranch Baptist Church
Please Register online ASAP so we can plan properly and provide enough food.
Event Cost: $10.00 per person to cover the food and refreshments.
You can pay at the door the night of event.
Special Needs Event
January 11, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
with Dr. Heidi Ham from Spectrum Fusion
Dr. Ham earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in autism, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She has worked with individuals with autism and their families in the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Australia. In 2006 she envisioned a community where individuals with autism could develop a sense of belonging and find their purpose. Spectrum Fusion works to improve the possibilities for individuals with autism. Partnering with universities, organizations, parents, employers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business experts, they seek to positively change the lives of adults with autism. Through innovative opportunities, they seek to help individuals with autism use their skills, interests, and strengths to reach their full potential. For more information, visit Spectrum Fusion’s website at https://www.spectrumfusion.org. As Dr. Ham discusses Spectrum Fusion and answers your questions, in another room of the church building we will have a Game Night for your loved ones. We will play Bingo and other games. It will be a fun time. Brandie Nickerson, our Special Needs coordinator, will oversee Game Night. Our Youth Minister Rory Dunson and several of our youth will be in attendance to interact and play as well. We ask that you register ahead of time for this event so that we have everything prepared for your arrival.
Movie Night for Special Needs Families
(Plus anyone who wants to join in!)
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30
Movie starts at 7:00pm
In a family-friendly setting, particularly a Special Needs Family-Friendly setting, watch the movie Incredibles 2 while enjoying hot dogs, popcorn, and snacks. You do NOT have to worry about your child getting up, shouting out, dancing in the aisles or whatever behavior you might typically worry about in public. It’s OK!!! We want you to relax and enjoy the night out with your whole family. This event is free.