Events and Resources for Families with Special Needs

God made each person in His image, and everyone has a purpose and inherent value. But many individuals with special needs and their families don’t experience this hope. So Arise offers a wide range of opportunities meant to encourage and empower the whole family.

We want to see each person rise to their unique purpose and shine their light for everyone to see!

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1


WHAT WE OFFER

(All are open to anyone - not just those who attend IBC)

ARISE ROOMS AND PALS

sunday services & certain special events

We have 3 classrooms specifically designed for individuals with special learning and sensory needs. We provide a safe, interactive, and loving environment to learn about God and build friendships with others. Our rooms are staffed with caring, trained volunteers, and ratios are kept low to guarantee individualized attention.

Pals are one-on-one volunteers who help children participate in activities and interact appropriately with their same-age peers.

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PARENT CONNECTION NIGHTS

various dates and times

We provide regular opportunities to connect with other parents.  We provide care and fun for your kids, while you make new friends and share resources!  If you’d like to join us, contact us for more information.

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BIBLE STUDY FOR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00

Our Bible study is a place where adults with special learning needs can grow in their relationship with God and experience meaningful connection with others. First, third, and fifth Thursdays are Bible study, fourth Thursdays are service projects, and second Thursdays are fun events.

RESPITE CARE

once a month on saturday from 5:30-8:30

We give individuals with special needs and their siblings a night of fun and socialization, while parents get a few hours to recharge and refresh! Free of charge and all ages are welcome.

Contact us to register.

SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

We also partner with local organizations to better serve the community. We believe we are better when we work together!

 
 

victory flows

Victory Flows provides fun events  for the whole family.  This includes two 5-hour events per year, as well as various other opportunities such as painting classes, sporting activities and more.

 For dates, times and registration, go to our special events page.

 

the ARC of north texas

The ARC is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other special needs.  Since 2015, the ARC of North Texas has provided summer camps for individuals aged 5-21 at IBC for the entire summer.  For more information, visit their website.

 

for families of special needs

For Families Of Special Needs is a non-profit organization specializing in assisting individuals with disabilities and their families to understand the benefits available for them, and plan for the future. Twice a year, IBC hosts a resource fair so parents can learn and find out what is available for their loved ones.   


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