The purpose of Circle of Friends is to provide a safe, fun, Christ-centered, inclusive atmosphere for individuals with special needs while allowing their parents and caregivers the ability to worship and fellowship without worry. The mission of Circle of Friends is building God's Kingdom, one individual at a time.

Here at Valley View, we consider it a great honor and privilege to minister to and serve you and your family. Circle of Friends provides a one-on-one buddy to accompany your loved one with special needs. The buddy will accompany your loved one to his or her scheduled church services, classes, or activities. Our goal is to provide parents, caregivers, and guardians the opportunity to attend worship and Bible study, while knowing their child is included and his or her needs are being met.

  • Amanda Elmore | Circle of Friends Director

    Amanda's background and passion is found in working with individuals with special needs and allowing their abilities to be seen by all. Before becoming COF Director, Amanda worked in the ABA field as a therapist. She would be happy to get you connected!

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Parent Training

Now what? Exploring ideas and resources for individuals with disabilities through the lifespan.

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