In partnering with Christ Presbyterian Church’s Special Needs Ministry for my doctoral capstone project, my aim was to increase participation in the community for children and adults with disabilities. I first created a family needs questionnaire to enable the special needs ministry to identify the needs of the families they serve. I created a resource guide for the ministry to disseminate to their families that includes local resources that serve children and adults with disabilities, including information about the services each resource provides and their contact information. Finally, I created a job skills curriculum to be used in the ministry’s future job skills training program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Overall, I partnered with the Special Needs Ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church to increase participation in the community for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
children; adults; disabilities; church; ministry; questionnaire; needs; resources; job skills; curriculum
Boggus, Taylor, "Increasing Participation in Children and Adults with Disabilities at Christ Presbyterian Church" (2020). OTD Capstone Projects. 26.