Rising Above Podcast
Kathy Caruso: The value of our children

Kathy Caruso: The value of our children

September 20, 2022

About Kathy

Kathy Caruso has been married to Dan for almost 30 years. She has been a special-needs mom, caregiver, and advocate of 27 years for their son, Nick who has fought a battle with severe autism spectrum disorder and co-morbities most of his life. She has facilitated and led initiatives and ministry for individuals with autism and other disabilities and is a published author and advocate.

 

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Better Together at Redeemer

We ALL need community.

We ALL need community.

September 13, 2022
We have loved watching our virtual community groups grow together as they build one another up and have community across the nation (and the world)! We have groups for moms, dads, and parents together, so find a group that works best for you and your schedule, and JUMP IN! The special-needs journey is better walked together.
 
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Stephanie Hubach: Never Alone

Stephanie Hubach: Never Alone

September 6, 2022

About Stephanie

Stephanie Hubach serves as a Research Fellow in Disability Ministries in affiliation with Covenant Theological Seminary. She was the Founding Director of MNA Special Needs Ministries, which is now called Engaging Disability, the denominational disability ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. She is the author of several books, including "Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability" and, recently, "Parenting & Disabilities: Abiding in God's Presence." Steph and her husband Fred have two adult sons, the younger of whom has Down syndrome.

 

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www.stephaniehubach.com

 

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Jeff Davidson sermon: When God is Silent, and My Life is in Turmoil

Jeff Davidson sermon: When God is Silent, and My Life is in Turmoil

August 30, 2022

From time to time on the podcast, we love sharing sermons from the late Jeff Davidson, the former co-founder of Rising Above. Jeff was an excellent communicator, and his journey raising a child with special needs was full of relatable experiences that he was able to share through blogs and teaching times. We are thankful his legacy lives on through these words of wisdom he imparted during his life.

 

 

Doc Hunsley: God Had.a Different Plan

Doc Hunsley: God Had.a Different Plan

August 23, 2022

About Doc

Stephen “Doc” Hunsley, M.D. is the Executive Director and founder of SOAR Special Needs in Lenexa, Kansas. SOAR (Special Opportunities, Abilities, and Relationships) serves over 1000 individuals with disabilities through regular respite events and Special Needs Day Camps.  Doc is currently assisting over 500 churches locally, nationally, and globally in starting a Disability Ministry. Doc also organizes the Wonderfully Made Conference held annually every October in Kansas City. Doc is a retired pediatrician while his wife, Kay, continues practicing pediatrics. They are proud parents to three beautiful children: Luke, Mark, and Sarah. The Hunsley’s middle child, Mark, is presently running the halls of heaven. During Mark’s five-year earthly stay, he gave his family the opportunity to learn from and love a child with autism.

 

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www.SOARSpecialNeeds.org

@DocHunsley on Twitter

Stephen Doc Hunsley on Facebook and LinkedIn

SOAR Special Needs on FB

@SOARSpecialNeed on Twitter

Sarah Broady: Transitioning to Adulthood

Sarah Broady: Transitioning to Adulthood

August 16, 2022

About Sarah

Sarah Broady lives in southern Indiana with her husband Kyle and three teenage boys, Ben, Sam and Josh. Their son Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 2, and their lives have been spent navigating special needs in therapy, school, church, the community, with extended family, and at home. Sarah began her blog Hope in Autism as a way to chronicle her journey as a special needs parent, but soon realized the blog was a means to encourage others and find others to journey alongside. Sarah is also the producer and host of A Special Hope podcast, available on all platforms.

 

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Website: https://hopeinautism 

Podcast: https://hopeinautism.com/aspecialhopepodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopeinautism 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopeinautism/

 

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Steven Bechtel: Pouring into others

Steven Bechtel: Pouring into others

August 9, 2022

About Steven

Steven is the father to a wonderful daughter with down syndrome, as well as being the President and Founder of Three Twenty One Tribe RC, which helps bless families in difficult situations.

 

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www.threetwentyonetribe.com

 

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Kyle & Bobbie Robinson: Being Obedient to God’s Calling

Kyle & Bobbie Robinson: Being Obedient to God’s Calling

August 2, 2022

About Kyle & Bobbie

Kyle and Bobbie Robinson founded Aces for Autism, a nonprofit ABA Therapy Center, after the diagnosis of their son, Samuel. Currently, Kyle serves as Co-Founder/President and Bobbie Robinson serves as Co-founder/Director of Community and Family Relations.

 

Related Links

www.acesforautismnc.com

Aces for Autism Facebook page

Instagram: @acesforautismnc

 

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Steve Chatman: Focusing on our Mission

Steve Chatman: Focusing on our Mission

July 26, 2022

About Steve

Steve Chatman is joining us as Vice President of Ministry Advancement & Pastoral Care. He has served as a pastor for over 20 years in Tennessee. He is husband to Lori, dad to 5 kiddos, and has 3 grandkids! We are excited to have his unique perspective as a pastor, husband, & dad raising two children with special needs.

 

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Rebecca Suarez: Adoption Story

Rebecca Suarez: Adoption Story

July 19, 2022

About Rebecca

Rebecca Suarez is an adoptive single Mamá to an incredible 14-year-old special-needs kiddo. She is a high school Spanish teacher and works with English Language Learners in her school. She loves to spend time with her girl, singing, reading, and working in her flower beds. She is God’s Poiema.

 

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