This conference is geared toward parents and caregivers. This will be an opportunity to connect, learn, refresh, and return equipped to be the best caregiver possible. You will be most able to participate and receive to the fullest when you are not trying to look after someone. Consequently, we have not arranged for children’s activities or participation at the venue. If you have independent, older children (teenagers?) who can participate and benefit from the conference, you are welcome to register them, but we would discourage bringing young or highly dependent children with you as you would not be able to fully engage.
If you have need of childcare in the area, there are a number of resources available. These companies are not affiliated with, nor specifically endorsed by Lafayette Federated Church or the One Body Many Parts disability ministry, but they are publicly available resources that may meet your needs. Of course, please exercise due diligence before entrusting any caregiver with your precious loved one(s).
  1. Special Needs Parent Café ( – A local agency that specializes in providing special needs babysitting and companion care in the Northern NJ area.
  2. ( – A company providing many types of care and home management assistant. If you select “Find Care” and then “My Kids”, you will find an option specifically for “Special Needs”, or you can run any search and then select the checkbox for “Special Needs” under the “Experience” section on the left side and then click “Refine Results” to display only those caregivers who have specified such experience in their profile.
  3. Sitter City ( – Another company providing various types of in-home care. On the front page, below the Childcare and Job Opportunities buttons, you will see a link specifically for “special needs” care. Or, you can post a job and select the category “Special Needs” in the job creation screen.