Special Needs ministry’s goal is to help children and adults with physical, mental and developmental differences grow in understanding of God’s great love.
Wendo understands the unique challenges of caring for a child with special needs and we desire to support you as your child grows in Christ.
Our Special Needs Camp gives kids with developmental disabilities, 5 years old and up, opportunity to experience camp. This 3-day camp is filled with fun activities, worship, Bible teaching and the chance to build relationships with coaches and peers.
As we work with children with special needs at Wendo, we include both fine and gross motor activities for the well-being of the child. We want to see these children develop and strengthen these skills so they can grow and succeed at home, at school and in their other environments. Our desire is to focus on the overall care of a child, which includes physically uplifting them as well.
Fine motor activities are ones with small movements of the smaller muscles, such as the fingers. Examples of a fine motor activities are picking up objects, drawing, etc. Fine motor activities help a child with special needs to develop skills that assist them in being independent, such a feeding and bathing, and also help with focus, control and coordination. These skills are important in the home, if a child attends school and for the future of the child.
Gross motor activities are ones with big movements of the body that use the bigger muscles, such as the arms, legs and torso. Examples of gross motor activities are kicking a ball, dancing, etc. Gross motor activities are important because they help develop strength in the child’s body and increase the range of movement for those larger muscles. These activities are beneficial for children with special needs and disabilities because movement of the body assists in keeping a body healthy and flexible. If a child has a physical disability, movement of the larger muscles through gross motor activities can help a child gain enough strength to learn how to move independently and sometimes even walk.