Special Needs Venue


Families

 

Respite Nights

Parents:

We want to give you a break so you can go out to dinner, take a nap, hang out with friends or just run errands. Along with our amazing volunteers paired 1:1 with your children, we have a Behavioral Specialist and a Medical Professional on site throughout the evening to help with all medication and toileting needs. We want you to feel comfortable knowing we will love your kids and keep them safe, so you can relax and enjoy your evening.

Kids with Special Needs:

You get to have a break from therapy sessions and doctor appointments. We have lots of fun toys and games just for you. You will be paired with a special friend for the evening, and you get to play and laugh with people who appreciate you for the amazing kid you are!

Siblings:

We have a separate area just for you to relax and be a kid! You can have fun without worrying about your brother or sister for a few hours. You get to hang out with lots of other siblings who know what it is like to have a family member with special needs. We have amazing games, activities and crafts all ready for you along with lots of fun volunteers excited to see you and shower you with lots of attention. 

Sunday Mornings:

Parents:

We want to make your family feel welcomed, accepted, included and loved at our church. We want you to be able to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the regular service in the auditorium without worrying about your kids. 

Kids with Special Needs:

We are so excited to have you with us on Sundays! We will pair you 1:1 with a special buddy to love you and help you however needed so you can participate in all the Kids Venue activities with your siblings and friends. We also have a sensory room if you get overstimulated and need a break. 

For more information, please contact Erika O'bryant - email erikaobryant@thevenues.org or call (417) 234-4860

 

FAMILIES MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND RECESS NIGHTS!

How to Register:

  1. Contact Taylor Carlton - email tcarlton@drury.edu or call (417) 616-1638
  2. Create an account and RSVP for each of our events at www.recesshub.com
  3. Fill out the Parent Packet for each child with special needs and a sibling packet for each sibling.
  4. Submit completed packets to Taylor Carlton no later than one week before the event.