Weekday therapy for children with special needs and monthly date nights for care providers.
Exceptional Circles is a uniquely collaborative special needs ministry rooted in partnership between The Mosaic Center, Mosaic Church, and the Center for New Beginnings. Exceptional Circles exiss to provide support to families with children and with an array of disabilities. We desire to provide a loving, welcoming, and understanding environment where ALL families can grow and thrive spiritually.
Parents and caregivers should never have to wonder whether their child will be received with welcome and loving arms, cared for according to their specific needs, or feel unable to be spiritually nourished themselves. At The Mosaic Center, we desire for every child to feel safe and loved while having fun learning about God’s unrelenting love for them! Exceptional Circles currently has four circles of support (Therapeutic services, Family Fellowship, Exceptional Buddies, and Volunteer Training).
Therapeutic Services and Support
The Center for New Beginnings provides weekday therapeutic services at The Mosaic Center for families in the Augusta area. The Center of New Beginnings is a Christian non-profit service for children and adolescents with special needs (behavioral, educational, emotional, intellectual, and physical), as well as their families and caregivers in the rural counties surrounding Augusta, GA. You can contact them at www.nbeginnings.org.
Once a month, Exceptional Circles provides a respite night to families with qualified care for children with disabilities (and their siblings), giving parents and caregivers a little time off and kids a fun night in! Kids’ Night In! is for children 3 months to age 25 with disabilities and their siblings! Kids’ Night in! is an evening filled with sensory-friendly activities for all ages and abilities, with exceptionally trained volunteers and staff from our community and The Center for New Beginnings.
Kids’ Night In! happens on the fourth Friday of the month, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Allergy friendly snacks are provided, and families are also welcome to bring specific snacks if needed. Registration is required for all children attending, and families may register up until a week before the event.
For all children’s activities at The Mosaic Center (Sunday worship, Wednesday Awana, Summer VBS, etc.) we offer Exceptional Buddies: exceptionally trained volunteers who can work one-on-one with children of special needs, as needed. Our KidCity and Exceptional Buddies teams are here to joyfully welcome our family to the Mosaic family! A special sensory room has been funded to allow these special needs children an added level of development as they move around, slide, jump, and swing all the time having fun while developing and strengthening their mobility.
Volunteer Training and Support
The Center for New Beginnings provides volunteer training and support for our Exceptional Circles team. Exceptional Circle volunteers are trained in caring and supporting children with a variety of needs – from sensory processing disorders to physical disabilities to autism spectrum disorder. Our volunteers are CPR certified, first aid certified, and background checked.
For more information about our Exceptional Circles programs and events, please contact Jenni Grace, Director of Family and Children’s Discipleship at (firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 770-633-8172,
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