Raising a child with any disorder, condition, or special need, is both a blessing and a challenge. It is a challenge for the obvious reasons, and a blessing because a parent does not know the depths of victory and joy until they see their child overcoming some of those challenges. If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you undoubtedly have bigger challenges to overcome than you ever thought possible. There may be days where you feel all alone in your struggle. Maybe you've been so busy taking care of your child's needs, in addition to the rest of your family, that you have not had the opportunity to seek encouragement from those who have trekked a similar road. If that's you, then Parents Night Out (PNO) is for you! 


Parenting a child with special needs can be isolating and frustrating work on some days. Although the term “special needs” refers to a broad category of developmental and learning needs and issues, there is an inherent commonality: Parents of children with such needs experience extra stress.

On the second Friday of each month, PNO hosts a fun-filled night of games and activities for special-needs kids. During this time, parents are encouraged to enjoy a few hours away to relax, unwind, and "recharge their batteries" for the weekend ahead. A little rest and relaxation goes a long way in keeping a family healthy and strong. And showing love and care to “the least of these” (Matthew 24:40, 45) demonstrates the heart of Christ. 


Are you the parent or guardian of a special needs child who would appreciate an evening out with just your spouse? Or perhaps you're not a parent but you have a heart for children with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, or emotional and behavioral difficulties? If so, then we invite you to let PNO accommodate your special needs. Contact Patrick McKivergan for more information.