SOARly Needed R&R Events

SOAR Special Needs provides monthly FREE SOARly Needed R&Rs (Respite) both in person and virtually for individuals with special needs of all ages.

Our in-person R&Rs will be at various locations throughout the greater Kansas City area and will have a simultaneous program for siblings from birth-13 years old. R&R events consist of a variety of activities including games, crafts, sensory, movies, worship, a short devotional, and more. We will only be able to accept 10 individuals with special needs and their siblings per each respite session. We offer monthly two to three hour respite events on a Friday and/or Saturday. For the entire year, our respite nights will have a Safari theme! In order to help ALL of our families experience a time of respite, you will only be able to attend once, and then placed on a waitlist for future R&R's throughout the year. For all events, all staff and volunteers will be required to wear facemasks, and participants are highly encouraged to wear them and will be given a mask break as needed. All individuals will need to have a temperature check prior to entering the building.

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Safari R&R

Safari Respite:

  • February 18: Teens/Adults 6:30-8:30pm
  • February 19: Everyone - 1:30-3:30pm
  • Kaw Prairie Community Church in Lenexa, KS
January Respite

Virtual Respite:

  • January 18: 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST
    Register in advance for this meeting

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We have 1 virtual R&R’s each month for our individuals with disabilities, welcoming elementary, teens, and adults. Our virtual R&Rs are an hour long and are held over Zoom.  Each month has a different theme and does a variety of activities including dance parties, would you rather game, guess that object, crafts, short devotional, and virtual experiences related to the theme, and more.


2019 SOARly Needed R & R Photos!

2018 SOARly Needed R & R Photos!

2017 SOARly Needed R & R Photos!

2016 SOARly Needed R & R Photos!