Janene Hall Creator of Raising Ausome Kids

Welcome to the Raising Ausome Kids website! My name is Janene and I am both a parent of a child with special needs as well as a certified teacher in the field of Special Education. Currently I work as a Sunday School teacher and worship leader at a local church. On this website you will find resources for teaching children of all abilities the Word of God. I began creating materials to teach children with special needs about God and the Bible because my own daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when she was 2 1/2 years old. I wanted fun, engaging, and hands-on books and resources that would hold her attention long enough so she could retain these important Biblical concepts.

I hold a degree in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and before becoming a mother to my two children I taught as a teacher of the deaf in public schools as well as a teacher of children with special needs in non-public schools. All of the resources on this website incorporate best practices in special education as well as real-world experiences to bring the highest quality resources to convey God’s message to children of all abilities. My goal is to equip and empower families and churches with interactive books and resources that they can use with ease and simplicity for the children in their lives that have diverse learning needs. In addition to helping children with disabilities, the resources on this website will also serve neuro-typical children, making them ideal teaching tools for inclusion-type classrooms in Sunday school or Christian education settings. They will also serve home-schooling parents as well as enhance informal home Bible lessons in which there are siblings at different learning levels.

I hope you find these resources helpful! New resources are being added all the time, so please sign-up for our mailing list so that you do not miss anything. You will also receive my blog posts, which I hope will bless you, your family, and your church community as we walk this journey together. God bless you as you teach the young people in your life about God’s love, God’s Word, and God’s ways! With God’s help, we can raise “au-some” children who know Him, walk with Him through life, and live for His glory both now and forever.