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    In this mini-course, Victoria White dives into the topic of supporting and celebrating neurodiverse children, especially in the church. She will outline how to work with children whose brains are wired differently, how to understand their strengths and challenges, and how to welcome them into church programming. This mini-course is useful for: parents and grandparents, pastors, children’s ministry leaders, and workers, as well as youth leaders. 

    As director of the Church Services team, Victoria White partners with All Belong’s other church consultants to share the best practices for creating congregations of belonging. Her desire to see people of all abilities active in the life of the church fuels her work with congregations, ministries, and organizations. She brings over 20 years of experiences in ministry and educational settings, a season of life marked by chronic illness, and more than a decade of mentorship under former Director of Church Services, the late Barbara J. Newman. Victoria has written units for Friendship Ministries’ inclusive adult Bible study curriculum, Together. Collaborating with Newman on initiatives such as the Inclusive Worship Kit, portions of the book Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship, numerous trainings, a course for the Christian Leader’s Institute and leading All Belong’s Member Church Program has sculpted her passion for equipping people of all abilities to worship the Lord with their gifts while supporting their needs. She shares this passion alongside practical strategies in presentations, coaching and consulting for churches and conferences around the country and online. Visit All Belong's site here


    1. Introduction: Puzzle Piece Perspective

    2. What’s In a Name: Neurodiversity, Labels and Lessons

    3. WITH-ness: Behavior Strategies and Restorative Practices

    4. Growing Up: Changing in Some Ways But Not Others


    By completing this mini-course, participants will:

    1. View neurodiverse children as purposefully hand-knit by God with strengths and challenges. 

    2. Be familiar with diagnostic terms used to label certain areas of neurodiversity. 

    3. Grow their library of resources, strategies and techniques for interacting with challenging behaviors. 

    4. Discover a vision and tools for lifelong discipleship with children who develop differently. 


    Post in 3 Forums. You will get a completion check indicating you have posted reflections also read and engage with the comments of others. 


    After you complete viewing the materials and posting your reflections there is a two-part feedback assignment. The written portion and quiz will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the mini-course.

  • Introduction

  • What's in a Name

  • With-ness

  • Growing Up

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