Sally Patton, Ed.M. Developmental Psychology has advocated and worked for children with special needs for over 35 years. For the past several years, she has written about and conducted workshops on ministering to children with special needs in faith communities and on spiritual parenting of children who have been labeled. She also offers private consultations for parents who are interested in exploring the spiritual questions that arise from parenting a child with a special needs label. Patton is the mother of two grown children, one of whom has a special needs label. She lives in New Mexico .