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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SOAR is excited to announce that we won 1st place for the Carring4Community Award from Kansas Kids Dental.

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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.

FEATURED EVENT Cruise in for Charity

Thursday, May 25th, from 5-7pm at Cosentino's Market 160th and Antioch

If you love cool cars and connecting with others, this is the event for you! Join the Corvette Club Kansas City for their Cruise In For Charity on Thursday, May 25th, from 5-7pm at Cosentino's Market. Bring your entire family and create lasting memories as you revel in the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts and compassionate community members. They are specifically asking for our families to come out and enjoy the cars! Lots of fun activities. The event is FREE! Proceeds will go to SOAR. Come support! #SOARWithUS #CorvetteClubKC

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Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at Heritage Park from 11am-2pm. 

Join us for the SOAR Father's Day BBQ featuring corvettes from the Corvette Club of Kansas City.  Dads are free all other adults are $10 and children 12 and under are $5.  There will be burgers and dogs with chips and drinks, lawn games and more! 


Free Church Consultation

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

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Check Up with Doc

A regular "video newsletter" to help you stay in the loop with SOAR.

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Success Stories

Watch inspiring videos of families whose lives have been transformed.


Talk with Doc

Join us for our these webinars with top guests from around the world.

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Partner with Us

Please prayerfully consider how you can partner financially with SOAR to help transform the lives of families with disabilities!


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!