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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Sensory Santa

Don't wait at the mall, sign up for your quiet, relaxed time in our Winter Wonderland. Saturday December 2nd 9am-5pm 
For only $20 for the first participant and $10 for additional participants, you will have time to create a craft, get a picture with Santa and pick out a gift. To reserve your 20 minute slot click Here 
SOAR will also be hosting our Holiday Bake Shoppe and Craft Sale. You can view the items needed here.
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Soar Christmas Blessings Sponsors Needed!

SOAR Christmas Blessings is here again, and SOAR is looking to please several families with individuals with special needs who cannot provide for Christmas this year. SOAR is looking for individuals, families, and businesses to adopt families this year. The average cost is $100/family member adopted. You can choose the family size you wish to support. 
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SOAR Social Club Launching in Missouri

In partnership with Kidz First Therapy, SOAR Social Club is launching in Lee's Summit, MO. We 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. The cost is $20 and covers dinner, games, activities, and staffing.

Where: Kidz First Therapy office (2706 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 64064)

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

For more information and to register, click HERE


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SOAR Camp 2024 Registration is 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

3rd Location and Date To Be Announced Soon!

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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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

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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!