Spiritual Needs

Many of us find support from family, friends, or church. When youth with special needs start looking for independence and freedom from family, they may seek spirituality, whether it is tied with one religion or any. While many youth will choose to keep the habits with which they were raised, some may explore other ways. This section offers links to churches or groups that accommodate people with disabilities. The websites listed below might also be useful models for churches seeking to be more helpful to their members with special needs.


Services for Patients & Families in Ohio (OH)

For services not listed above, browse our Services categories or search our database.

* number of provider listings may vary by how states categorize services, whether providers are listed by organization or individual, how services are organized in the state, and other factors; Nationwide (NW) providers are generally limited to web-based services, provider locator services, and organizations that serve children from across the nation.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: July 2008; last update/revision: February 2019
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Contributing Author: Gina Pola-Money
Funding: Thank you to the Utah Medical Home Young Adult Advisory Committee for reviewing this section.
Authoring history
2005: first version: Robin PrattCA; Barbara Ward, RN BSCA; Joyce DolcourtCA; Kristine FergusonCA; Teresa Such-Neibar, DOCA; Lynn Foxx PeaseCA; Helen PostCA; Roz WelchCA
AAuthor; CAContributing Author; SASenior Author; RReviewer