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

DeJuana Golden

Cause-Related Marketing and Social Media Consultant

Faith Christian Church

Los Angeles, CA

DeJuana Golden, MS, EJD is a wife and mother of six children including her teen son CJ who has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. She is the Founder and CEO of Special Shades of Color where she aims to provide a real look inside of the lives of parents raising special needs children through digital content. She is also the author of "Finding Strength Throughout Your Journey: A 30-Day Devotional for Special Needs Parents." A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s degree) and Golden Gate University (Master’s degree), she also received her Executive Juris Doctorate degree at Concord Law School. DeJuana has over 16 years of experience in marketing (both cause-related and online), advocacy, as well as community service. She also completed a Special Education Advocacy Training program through COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates), with the goal of improving access to services in order to enhance the lives of children, parents, and families in the special needs community. DeJuana was honored as a Rising Star by the Orange County Global Women’s Conference for her work with Special Shades of Color. Additionally, Special Shades of Color has been awarded the Pollination Project Grant, LIFE Ministries Grant, and featured on KTLA’s Helpful Honda commercial highlighting those who make a difference in their communities.

2019 Workshop

Special Needs: You Are Not Alone: Creating a Village for Special Needs Families


The role of the church extends beyond Sunday morning and plays a critical role in encouraging special needs parents when caring for their children daily. So the question is: How can your place of worship better support and build a village of compassion for special needs parents?

In this workshop, we will explore tangible ways to provide and promote services, outreach, and counseling to meet the needs of special needs families beyond Sunday Service.