Programs for pre-teens, teens, and adults with disabilities. We offer social skills training, life skills training, and job skills training with our Summer Camps, Social Skills Classes, and Day Programs.
We help families navigate those challenging times when your child struggles at home, school, and in the community. Many marriages struggle when they include a child with a disability. We want to be a great support for the family unit.
John Felageller is a Special Needs father who seeks to support other parents, specifically dads, through his motivational and uplifting blog posts, his live speaking engagements and a variety of interviews he has done. He also works directly with dads in his local area to provide mentorship and support.
John has spent over 15 years in education, working with children from Infants to Middle School, serving in a variety of roles including Teacher, Mentor Teacher and School Director. has a passion for public speaking and adult/parent education, and has conducted several curriculum workshops at previous schools. John is also very involved in his church community, having served on fundraiser teams, as a ministry leader and, of course, Sunday School teacher.
John lives in Northbrook, IL with his wife Elizabeth and his son Christopher (ASD), and is currently the Educational and Social Programs Manager at Total Link 2 Community in Northbrook, IL. He is a regular contributor to Key Ministry’s Special Needs Family blog, as well as other special needs blogs including Hope Anew and The Mighty. He has been a presenter at several special needs ministry conferences and has done both podcast and Facebook Live interviews. He coordinates a Special Needs Dads meetup in his community and works with several other local Special Needs organizations that serve both parents and children.
Sue Sutton shares “My heart is to see people with a learning disability live fulfilled lives. I have written a book available as an eBook as well as a paperback at most good book stores and on Amazon titled “Living fulfilled lives – empowering people with learning disabilities” Sarah Grace Publishing 2018) to inspire and teach parents, caregivers, professionals and all of us to make a difference and to bring hope and inclusion.”
Sue has nearly 50 years of experience working with people with learning disabilities, starting as a young volunteer at one of Hertfordshire’s long stay hospitals in the UK whilst still at school. She subsequently trained as a special needs teacher. Her teaching career gave her experience of working with children and adults with a variety of learning disabilities ranging from mild to severe, including those with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, challenging behavior, PMLD and mental health issues. She has also trained teachers and others, and spoken at conferences in the UK.
Walk Right In Ministries
Lisa Jamieson | Executive Director | Caregiver Coach | Speaker
Mobile: 612-889-4648 | Office: 763-494-3480 | PO Box 1932, Maple Grove, MN 55311 | www.WalkRightIn.org
Mission: Building faith and community with special needs families
We bring encouragement, connections and practical tools to special-needs families and caregivers of all generations. Our coaching and counselling team provides biblically-based teaching as well as live and virtual consulting. We aim to help families affected by disability and other special needs to walk in peace, purpose, strong relationships, resilience and faith — one step at a time — through life’s unexpected adventures.
Married 31 years
Parent of three adult children
Parent of daughter with Angelman Syndrome
Full time ministry for more than 10 years
Co-founder Walk Right In Ministries
Founder of Minnesota Disabilty Ministry Connection
University of Minnesota: BA degree English and Child Psychology minor
Other formal training includes:
Christian 12-Step Process
ARNO Profile System for Christian Temperament Therapy
Spiritual Gifts Inventories
Walk Right In Ministries is an interdenominational, non-profit 501(c)3 public charity.
The Minnesota Disability Ministry Connection and Jammin’ Pie Fest are programs of Walk Right In Ministries.