• Ten Years Impacting Lives

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    SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK

    10 Years Impacting Lives

    Every Life is Special!

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  • SPECIAL LIFE Family Fun Bowling

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    Bring in the new year with a strike!

    Family Fun Bowling

     Tuesday December 29, 2015 - 2:30-4:30pm  

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 "SPECIAL LIFE® Family Fun Bowling"

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Tyler is excited! Tyler has autism, and he is very excited because Special Life Network is hosting their 5th annual SPECIAL LIFE® Family Fun Bowling event, a fun event designed specifically for individuals with special needs and their family and friends. Individuals like Tyler with Special Needs bowl free and their friends and family (like Tyler's brothers) bowl at a discounted price.

The venue is Main Event in Shenandoah, across from The Woodlands on the Northbound I-45 feeder before Research Parkway. Space is limited to approximately 20 bowlers, and advanced registration is required.  

Every Life is Special!

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 The 2015 Walk Run & Roll!

September 26, Rob Fleming Park

The Woodands, Texas

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About Special Life

  • Ten Years Impacting Lives

     How are the mission and goals of Special Life Network implemented?

    Special Life Network is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity founded and established in The Woodlands. We are governed by a board of directors that have other professional jobs, but are actively involved in the organization, heading up various leadership teams and projects. At Special Life Network, we believe “Every Life is Special®.” This is a message for the heart. To accomplish our purpose of facilitating integration opportunities for individuals with special needs, we incorporate three core strategies;  increasing awareness, providing education and training, and networking resources. In this way, we support needed changes and adaptions, so all can be included and supporting that Every Life is Special!

    Through SPECIAL LIFE® Fun Family Events and Activities, we directly serve special needs individuals and their families and help connect families with each other and with adaptive programs in churches and the broader community. (Examples of these include our SPECIAL LIFE® Fun Family Bowling, Family Skate Nights - wheelchairs included, and Holiday Craft Making, organized groups to attend area events, and we have partnered with area churches and organizations to do combined events such as the teen and adult program, “VBS for VIP’s.”)

     

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  • Fast Facts

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    10 Years Celebrating Every Life is Special!®

      1. What is SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK?
    • A Christian-led 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization.
    • Incorporated in April 2005. Founded and headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
    • A 100% volunteer organization led by parents, professionals, volunteers and church leaders.
    • As a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, we serve the "entire community" with no exclusions.

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  • Vision and Mission

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    At SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK, we seek to enrich the life of individuals with disabilities and the families that support them by improving the integration with their local church and broader community. 

    Vision

    • Create a global network of SPECIAL LIFE® communities that are rich in awareness, integration and spiritual growth for children, teens and adults with special needs, and for the families that support them ... Special Needs Families

    Mission

    • Create, within local communities, a resource network of churches, businesses and other community organizations that provide support, encouragement, education, spiritual growth and meaningful integration opportunities for children and adults with special needs and their families.

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  • Goals & Purpose

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    What is the purpose of Special Life Network?

    The purpose of Special Life Network is to facilitate the integration of children, teens and adults with disabilities into the broader community. We do this by implementing a simple 4 point strategy.

    •1.    Increase Awareness

    •2.    Network Community Knowledge, People and Resources

    •3.    Provide Education and Training

    •4.    Transform Lives


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  • Why We Care

     

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    Disabilities reach far beyond the physical realm of an individual and have emotional, financial, social, and spiritual impact on families, caregivers, communities, and society as a whole.  For a better understanding of this issue, view Autism Every Day, a new film screened in May at the New Decade for Autism event.

    Impact on Families

    • 90% of families that care for a family member with a disability of any age find it difficult to integrate into church and/or community events on a regular basis.
    • Divorce rates are typically higher for families that care for children or adults with disabilities due to the added demands on the family.
    • In many situations the demands on the family are such that siblings must participate with their parents in daily care.
    • Without intervention, these families risk physical and spiritual isolation, living their lives disconnected from their local church, community, and God.

    At SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK Every Life is Special!®

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  • Core Values

    SPECIAL LIFE® Core Value Statement

    Core values create a culture which drives an organization's behavior. The core values of the SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK are:

    • Respect
    • Compassioin
    • Integration
    • Spiritual Growth

    Our SPECIAL LIFE® Core Value Statement:

    To put Christian principles into action by embracing Special Needs families with respect, compassion, and spiritual growth through the love of Christ, and to help better integrate these families into the church and/or broader community.

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