Articles, Interviews & Broadcasts

With interest in the area of working with additional needs and disabilities growing, Mark Arnold (Additional Needs Ministry Director) has been interviewed or asked to write articles or blogs by various organisations about his role and the work Urban Saints are doing.

Below are links to some of the articles, interviews and broadcasts.

2018 Articles, Interviews & Broadcasts

2017 Articles, Interviews & Broadcasts

2019


The Additional Needs Blogfather

 

Mark writes the award winning blog, The Additional Needs Blogfather, to share experiences of parenting a young person with additional needs, tips and tricks to help children’s and youth workers who are working with children and young people with additional needs, and some insight into what the Bible has to say in this area.


‘It’s Raining Cats And Dogs’

A magazine format podcast, hosted by Mark, with a range of content that will inspire, inform, and create community as we journey together.

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs - Preview

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs – Episode 1

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs – Episode 2

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs – Episode 3 – Holidays Special

‘It’s Raining Cats And Dogs’ – Episode 4


BRF - Parenting For Faith

Mark Arnold, shares three spiritual truths for parents and carers of children with additional needs. 
Listen (from 16:15)

 


Care for the Family

To The Mother Of Our Special Needs Chid, My Wife


Different Dream Living is a website set up to support those who care for someone with special needs and disabilities. Mark has written blogs for the website:

To The Mother Of Our Child With Special Needs, My Wife

Confessions Of A Special Needs Parent

A Letter To Our Other Child

Is Being A Special Needs Parent Worth It?


Evangelical Alliance Switzerland

Children Of The Bible And My Autistic Son (in German)


Evangelical Focus

Mark’s Evangelical Focus Articles

Faith More Important Than Healing

Acceptance Is A Choice

Minecraft, Lego & additional needs children’s work!

Weak Made Strong

Disrupted, Resilient, Vulnerable, Broken, Loving

Are Additional/Special needs Families More Likely To Break Apart?

Children With Additional Needs, Autism Cures, And Abortion Advice

Children Of The Bible And My Autistic Son

How The Sound Of Our Autistic Sons Laughter Helps Us Dance

Why Additional Needs Parenting Is Like Body Surfing

Additional/Special Needs Parenting: Welcome To Holland Not Italy

How Do I Know If My Disabled Child Can Have A Faith?

Six Ways To Make Your Children’s Work And Holiday Club More Inclusive

Children Jesus Met And What They Teach Us About Additional Needs

Where Are All The Dads Of Children With Special Needs

Inclusive Festivals And Summer Camps

An Open Letter To Our ‘Other’ Child

How Inclusion Champions Are Transforming The Church

Accessible, Inclusive, Belonging For All? What About You?

A Letter To The Mother Of Our Special Needs Child

Confessions Of A Special Needs Parent

A Child First A Disabled Child Second

Why Additional/Special Needs Parenting Is Like A Circus

Is My Child’s Identity Defined By His Disability?

A Child Asks “Did God Make Me With Autism?”

Answering Children’s Questions About Additional Needs


Firefly are a UK based support community for caregivers or children with additional needs or disability, as well as a retailer. 

Mark’s Firefly Blog Posts

A Positive Year Ahead

What My Young Carer Daughter Teaches Me

Fits, Fears, Faith and Facebook

Confessions Of A Special Needs Parent

Seeking The Truth About ‘Hidden’ Disabilities

It’s Not Your Fault – A Letter To The Mother Of Our Special Needs Child

Accessible? Inclusive? Belonging for All? What About You?

A Child First, A Disabled Child Second

Awesome, Amazing, Actually Autistic – That’s My Boy

Seeking The Truth About Hidden Disabilities

Are You Being Silenced As A Special Needs Parent?

Who Would Have Believed This A Year Ago?

Is Being A Special Needs Parent Worth It?

Why Additional Needs Parenting Is Like Body Surfing

How We Can Do Better Than Exclusion

How Special Needs Parenting Can Be A Circus

How Holiday Haircuts Teach Us About Routines


Global Connections

Can You Take Young People With Additional Needs On Overseas Mission


Grace Baptist Mission

Parenting Additional Needs Children podcast


Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mark’s Key Ministry Blog Posts

Going In To 2019 With Hope, Even If 2018 Was Hard

12 Things That Make Special Needs Families Different

Don’t Worry, God’s Peace In The Storm

Special Needs Parents: Disrupted, Resilient, Vulnerable, Broken, Loving

Special Needs Parenting: It Is Well With My Soul

Children Of The Bible And My Autistic Son

Sex And Relationships: Young People With Special Needs

To Jesus Children With Special Needs Are Not Second Best

Why Additional Needs Parenting Is Like A Poker Game


The Methodist Church

Live broadcast to launch the ’10 Ways To Belong’ resource


The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.

Mark’s The Mighty Blog Posts

The Challenge Of Being A Dad Raising A Child With A Disability

Why Dad’s Of Kids With Disabilities Need Support Too

Confessions of a Dad Who Parents a Child With a Disability

Letter To The Mother Of Our Autistic Child

Eight Ways Having An Autistic Brother Has Shaped My ‘Typical’ Daughter

The Institutionalised Torture Of Our Children


Premier YCW Magazine

Response to King’s College, Cambridge, story