OTD Capstone Projects


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.

Publication Date

Spring 4-16-2020

Faculty Mentor

Tamara Lemmonds


Occupational Therapy, School of


Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University


children; adults; disabilities; church; ministry; questionnaire; needs; resources; job skills; curriculum



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