Stone Belt Presents: Building Relationships Through Mutual Connection with Non-Speaking Individuals Webinar
June 24 11:00 AM EDT
Faith communities are called to be in relationship with one another. Growing a mutual connection in a friendship involves BOTH people sharing interests, values, thoughts, opinions, gifts, and wisdom. This can be a challenge when developing a friendship with someone who does not primarily communicate through speech and has an intellectual/developmental disability or is neurodivergent. Together we will explore ways to move through these barriers into mutual friendship. Our discussion will include various communication strategies, therapeutic/pastoral methods, and personal stories.