Churches Help Disabled To Worship As They Like

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Over the years, Sunday church services at Vineyard Columbus have become a bit like a date for Janet Naticchia and her husband, Mike.

Despite being amid hundreds of other worshippers, it’s the one time during the week, she said, when they feel as though they are able to be alone.

Alone, for the Naticchias, means an hour or so away from the worry of watching over 23-year-old son Nick, who has a seizure disorder and autism.

While the couple worships, Nick attends a Body Builders class where instructors teach Christian lessons to teens and adults with cognitive disabilities.

The class is part of the Northeast Side church’s disability ministry. It also offers a monthly Joyful Noise: No Shushing Allowed service, during which teens and adults who have developmental disabilities worship with streamers, instruments, music and movement.

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