SOAR Special Needs provides monthly FREE SOARly Needed R&Rs (Respite) both in person and virtually for individuals with special needs of all ages.
Our in-person R&Rs will be at various locations throughout the greater Kansas City area and will have a simultaneous program for siblings from birth-13 years old. R&R events consist of a variety of activities including games, crafts, sensory, movies, worship, a short devotional, and more. We will only be able to accept 10 individuals with special needs and their siblings per each respite session. There will be one session on Friday night for Teens/Adults only and 3 sessions on Saturday. For the entire year, our respite nights will have a birthday party theme celebrating SOAR’s 10th birthday in September! In order to help ALL of our families experience a time of respite, you will only be able to attend once, until all are accepted (expectation is at Grace Church where larger numbers will be accepted.) For all events, all staff and volunteers will be required to wear facemasks, and participants are highly encouraged to wear them and will be given a mask break as needed. All individuals will need to have a temperature check prior to entering the building.
Upcoming Dates: In-Person:
May 7&8, 2021: At Abundant Life Church – Lees Summit, Missouri, Times: Friday 7:00-9:00 pm (Teens/Adults only), Saturday 10:00 am – Noon; 2:30-4:30 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (This one is reserved for Abundant Life Church Special Needs Ministry)
June 18&19, 2021: at Blue Valley Baptist Church – Overland Park, Kansas, Times: Friday 7:00-9:00 pm (Teens/Adults only), Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm – Accepting 25 individuals in each session
Sep 24, 2021: At Grace Church- South Overland Park – Overland Park, Kansas, Times: Friday 6:00-9:00 pm (This will be a larger respite – total numbers to be determined)
Oct 2021: Nov 5 & 6, 2021: (Delayed to Nov due to Wonderfully Made Conference) – Westside Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, Kansas, Friday 7:00-9:00 pm (Teens/Adults only), Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm – Accepting 25 individuals in each session
Nov 19, 2021: At Grace Church- South Overland Park– Overland Park, Kansas, Times: Friday 6:00-9:00 pm (This will be a larger respite – total numbers to be determined) CHRISTMAS THEMED
Dec 2021: TBD
We have 3 virtual R&R’s a month one for elementary, teens, and adults. Our virtual R&Rs are an hour long and are held over Zoom. Each month has a different theme and does a variety of activities including dance parties, would you rather game, guess that object, crafts, short devotional, and virtual experiences related to the theme, and more.
SOARly Needed R&R (Respite) is coming to Overland Park – Star Wars Style!! Sep 24 at Grace Church South Overland Park!
We will offer 3 hours of respite, on Friday from 6-9 pm. Due to COVID, we will have a limited number of spots available for individuals with special needs and their siblings on a first come first serve basis. We will be offering these on a monthly basis. across the greater KC area. Registration is open, click on the appropriate link below:
Come join us for our To Infinity And Beyond! themed virtual respite night consisting of an amazing “Toy Story” adventure! We will play trivia, do a fun craft, and have an amazing time. Dress up as your favorite To Infinity and Beyond friend! We hope you slinky right over to register! Register using the appropriate link below! All events are FREE, but space is limited! To join us for any of the virtual events, you will need to register ahead of time with the appropriate button above. We are also looking for volunteers to help lead or buddy in these rooms, if you are interested, email email@example.com. If you have any questions about this event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the appropriate group below to register! #ComeSOARWithUs#VirtualRespite#SOARRnR