According to the most recent census data, 56.7 million people in the United States have a disability. That is nearly one in every five people. When 400 families of children with disabilities were asked, nearly 50% reported that they did not participate in faith-based activities because their child was not welcome or included.

The goal of the Special Needs Ministry here at Concordia is to create a place where families of children and youth with disabilities can comfortably and confidently worship. We hope to minister to each member of the family so that they will be able to ultimately call Concordia their spiritual home.

CK Deaf

Children and Youth

Families

Adults

Buddy Ministry

For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, contact Jessica Crawford, 314-374-0682. 

Living with Asperger’s Syndrome

Join us Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm, for a presentation by Aaron Likens, National Autism Ambassador and author of Finding Kansas: Decoding the enigma of Asperger’s Syndrome.

Aaron has spoken to nearly 80,000 people at over 850 presentations and has given to the world a revelation of how the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) mind works. His willingness to expose his inner most thoughts and feelings has unveiled the mystery of the Asperger’s mind. Join him on his journey from hopelessness to hope.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Facts:

  • In 1980, the birth rate of ASD was 1 in 1,500
  • In 1997, the birth rate of ASD was 1 in 500
  • Today, it is 1 in 68

Open to the public. Registration required.

Asperger’s Presentation Sign Up

For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, contact Jessica Crawford, 314-374-0682.