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(dis)Abilities And The Gospel Blog Tour & Giveaway

15 Jul, 2011 by in lynn parsons 5 comments

(dis)Abilities and the Gospel
by Danyelle Ferguson and Lynn Parsons
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 6th 2011

by Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN 1599558203

5 stars

Each day, parents and church leaders struggle to teach individuals with special needs. Using helpful information, real-life stories, and a touch of humor, (dis)Abilities and the Gospel provides ways for you to effectively teach people of all ages with autism, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, memory loss, and other disabilities.

Inside this useful guide, you’ll find
• Guidance for building strong family relationships
• Steps to teaching prayer and scripture study
• Practical and creative teaching tips
• Programs to help with transitions, communication barriers, and behaviors
• Techniques to help others feel welcome and valued

Find the answers you need and overcome the challenges of teaching the gospel. (dis)Abilities and the Gospel will help you develop each person’s ability to learn and grow as you build peace in your home or classroom.

(dis)Abilities and the Gospel is a resource that may be read, reread, and used many times. . . . The authors have beautifully woven the frustrations that so many people have experienced into an action-living plan to help children with special needs. —Lloyd Kinnison, PhD. Texas Woman’s University, Special Education Department

This book is an unexpected and very welcome gift to the community of churches and their leaders. It addresses so many of the problems that children, young adults, and adults with disabilities face in church activities. —Brenda Winegar, Early Interventionist/Cofounder, Kids on the Move

My Review: There could not be a better time for me to be reading this book. Six years ago our first child was diagnosed with special needs, a year later her brother was diagnosed with Asperger’s, and this year our youngest child was diagnosed with autism. As a mother with experience in sensory processing, mood disorders, speech delays and ADD… I applaud both of the authors! They know what they are talking about. Their words are heart felt and well researched; their methods have been tried in the home and in the classroom.

(dis)Abilities and the Gospel is a must read for leaders, teachers and parents. Our experience would have been much different had this book been around years ago as our children had their first experiences outside the home and in the classroom. (dis)Abilities and the Gospel insightfully weaves every day techniques such as chunking, PEC’s and rewarding positive behaviors into a language all can understand and apply. It will quite frankly be a life saver for each person who picks it up looking for answers.

About the Authors: I had the pleasure of meeting both Danyelle and Lynn at the Storymakers conference a couple of months ago. They each took time out on more than one occasion to help me through some of my own questions about individualized education plans and resources in my state. I can guarantee that 20 minutes spent with Danyelle if you win the giveaway would be well worth it! Fire and Ice gives five stars and a huge thank you to the authors for writing such an inspired book.
Find the Authors:

Danyelle Fergson’s Website and Blog

Lynn Parsons’ Website and blog

(dis)Abilites and the Gospel Blog Tour ScheduleJune 2nd – Christine Bryant @ Day DreamerJune 7th – Tristi PinkstonJune 9th – Tamera @ 3 Boys & a DogJune 14th – Ashlee @ Topsy Turvy CakesJune 17th – Heather JustesenJune 23rd – Rebecca TalleyJune 27th – Don CareyJuly 6th – Danette @ Everyday AdventuresJuly 8th – Sheila Staley @ LDSWBR
July 11th – Kathy @ I Am a Reader, Not a WriterJuly 13th – Jessica @ FringiesJuly 15th – Heather @ Fire and Ice by Little Red Reads
July 18th – Nichole Giles @ Star Crossed Book Reviews
Purchase (dis)Abilities and The Gospel:
Barnes & Noble
Deseret Book

Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a free 20 minute consultation with Danyelle!
You can ask her about parenting, church surivival, adapting lessons – or even about writing and publishing.

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