An empowering resource for accepting special needs children into congregations. Includes information on common physical, mental and emotional disabilities and disorders, plus teacher training guidelines and strategies and techniques for inclusion. Designed for religious educators, ministers, lay leaders and parents. Provides list of books, videos and web sites. Patton, who has worked with special needs children for over 30 years, conducts spiritual workshops for adults focused on raising and ministering to children and has an Ed.M. in developmental psychology.