Im trying to gather some material on Sunday School classes for the mentally (NOT just physically) handicapped. Im really thinking along the lines of adults more than children, but either one. Id like to ask a few questions of those willing to answer - especially pastors, but anyone with insight is welcome! First, if your church does NOT have a class geared towards the mentally handicapped, can you tell me why (not for argument's sake, but for information)? Are there specific reasons you've decided not to have one, or is it just something you've not thought about yet. Secondly, if you would be willing to have a handicapped class, what are some things stopping you, or what are some things that you believe must be overcome before you can have one? What sort of things would you need help with in order to start one? For those who DO have a class for the handicapped, what are some ways (if any) that you think this class has benefitted the rest of your people? And where have you gotten most of your handicapped class members? Thank you in advance to any and all willing to help! If I can gather enough material Im thinking of writing a book on this subject. Just as an aside, do you think it would be alright for me(as a woman) to write a book like this? ps. I asked a moderator if it was ok for me to post a question in here, and he graciously has allowed it. I do not wish to argue or debate this in any way, I just wanted some pastorly insights.