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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Debbie Lillo

Bridge Builders Disability Ministry lead

Saratoga Federated Church

Saratoga, CA

Debbie recently retired from serving for 9 years as Church Relations Manager at Joni and Friends Bay Area and co-leads the Bridge Builders ministry at Saratoga Federated Church. She has been involved in supporting churches and equipping leaders for 15 years and is passionate about ministering to every member of the special needs family.

2015 Workshop

Special Needs: Unlocking the Mystery : Keys to Addressing Challenging Behavior and Limited Verbal Skills


This workshop will consider causes for challenging behavior and will suggest best strategies for encouraging positive behavior. While our primary focus will be on supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum and other who have limited language skills, the strategies will be useful for working with all children and teens.

Workshop Handouts: Unlocking the Mystery handout (ppt)· Creating a Buddy Bag (doc)· Resources for the Church (doc)