Transforming the Lives of Special Families

Every parent of a child with special needs asks three questions:

Will my child ever be able to provide for themself?

Who will take care of my child when I'm gone?

Who will take care of me?

Twenty-six percent of the US population are individuals with special needs/disabilities, making them the largest minority group. Therefore, SOAR exists to transform the lives of special families and empowers them to SOAR in their local and faith communities. 

SOAR provides respite, social clubs, summer day camps, Wonderfully Made Disability Conference, Employer Disability Training, and church resources. In the future, SOAR looks forward to providing employment training opportunities for adults/teens with disabilities, housing and related communities to support individuals with disabilities as they age, and much more!

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Personal Greeting From Doc

SOAR (Special Opportunities, Abilities, & Relationships) Special Needs was launched in September 2011 by Doc Hunsley. Doc is a retired pediatrician who developed a passion for individuals with special needs because of his son, Mark, who had Dravet Syndrome and autism. Mark was cured of his special needs in November 2010 when he was born into Heaven at the age of 5.

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Featured Event

SOAR Social Club LAUNCHED in Missouri

We are launching a SOAR Social Club in Lee's Summit!!! In partnership with Oakwood Baptist Church, SOAR Social Club will meet on the 1st Thursdays of each month for individuals who are 18 and older with lower support needs, who desire to build community.  We will share a meal, play games, participate in a themed activity, and socialize with friends.

Where: Oakwood Baptist Church (7600 Lee's Summit Road, Kansas City, MO 64139)

When: 1st Thursdays of each month, 6:00pm-8:30pm

For more information and to register, click HERE


Featured Event

SOAR Camp 2024 Registration Now Open!

Camp at Abundant Life Church (304 SW Persels Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64081) is the week of July 8-12, 2024 - Register HERE

Camp at Westside Family Church (8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227) is the week of July 22-26, 2024  - Register HERE

If you or someone you know fits our camper demographic, we invite you to join us for a fun week! For more information, please check our FAQ page, and if you have additional questions, send us an email at [email protected].

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We offer free one-hour church consultations to talk through any aspect of disability ministry.

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Success Stories

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Special Need

Summer Camp is nearly upon us and we are in need of specific items to provide an amazing experience for our kids. View the Amazon List below and purchase items for camp!