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The purpose of this capstone project will focus on using occupational therapy interventions to help a local church be more inclusive to children and families with special needs. This project partners with a pre-existing special needs program to develop evidence-based volunteer training, implement a parent respite program, and introduce a movement-based program for children with special needs.

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2020

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational Therapy, Education, Special, Child, Spirituality, Spiritual Therapy


Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Spring 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 23, 2020.


  1. American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Suppl. 1), S1-S48
  2. Little, L. M., Sideris, J., Ausderau, K., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). Activity participation among children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy,68(2), 177-185.
  3. Todd, N., & Rufa, A. (2013). Social justice and religious participation: a qualitative investigation of Christian perspectives. American Journal of Community Psychology,51(3/4), 315-331.

Inclusion in Religion and Spirituality for Children with Special Needs