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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Rebecca Barnett

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Rebecca Barnett
Rebecca Barnett

Special Needs Coordinator
Menlo Church
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 330-7588

Rebecca Barnett began her role as the special needs coordinator at Menlo Church in December, 2015. She comes from a clinical background as a behavior analyst and has worked with many wonderful children, teenagers, adults and their families during her 10 years in the field. Working in a ministry setting has been a rewarding, stretching process and it is a joy to be part of how God is reaching families and individuals of all abilities in the Bay Area. Menlo Church is a multi-campus church, part of her job is learning what it looks like to scale and customize ministry across different locations. Areas of ministry dear to her heart include connecting families in the church, creating service opportunities for all abilities, and modifying/writing accessible curriculum.

2017 Workshops

Special Needs: Behavior as Communication: Proactive and Reactive Strategies


This workshop will give an overview of all behavior, challenging or not, as a form of communication. Individuals with various forms of disability may exhibit behavior that proves challenging for them or others around them. Understanding some of the 'why's,' behind such behavior is a foundational part of supporting both the individual and their community. Attendees will learn several positive behavior strategies to promote communication with the goal of reducing the occurrence of challenging behavior that might be a barrier to certain environments and activities. Tips on collaborating with outside support networks, parents and other members of the church body will be discussed, and we will end with a brainstorm session around several real-life scenarios.