Special Needs

It's our privilege and passion to serve children, teens, and adults with a wide variety of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, and ADHD. Please know that it’s our heart for every person to be supported to engage with their peers and feel a sense of belonging. We're also here to help parents receive much needed rest and resources.

High School

Groups, Teams & HSX

There are THREE incredible ways for High School students with special needs to get plugged in at Liquid Church. Small Groups led by adult mentors help students grow their faith. Dream Teams are a way to use your gifts and serve at church. And we can't forget The High School Experience (aka...HSX), which is a gathering of ALL our High School students for worship, live teaching, games, and food. Please fill out the inclusion form as a next step for any of these activities.

  • HSX is the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm in Parsippany

  • High School Groups meets on Sundays in Mercer, Morris, and Union Counties.

  • Dream Teams serve on Sundays at local campuses or midweek in Parsippany

High School

Small Groups

Each High School Small Group is led by adult mentors who will help you grow your faith, wrestle with the tough questions of life, and experience God in a personal way. If you're a High School student with special needs, we'd love to have you join us. Please fill out our inclusion form as a next step.

  • High School Groups meets on Sundays at 6:30pm at local campuses

  • High School Groups are offered during the school year

  • Students from all 7 Liquid Church locations participate in groups locally

TEENS & Adults

Upcoming events

We just celebrated our 10th annual Night To Shine prom for teens and adults with Special Needs. With the help of 1,000 volunteers, we hosted 700 prom kings and queens for dinner, dancing, limo rides, and much more. Thanks for joining us!

We are now planning our Express Yourself event for Fall 2024. This is a creative experience focused on performance, art, and movement. Activities will include karaoke, painting, yoga, and more. Stay tuned for a date and details!


Parents' Support Group

Being the parent of a child with Special Needs is life-changing. And you are going to need Jesus and His strength to live out your God-given calling. In this group we will discover what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord amidst parenting's greatest challenges.

Our Parents' Support Group meets monthly in-person at our Parsippany location.

The Clean Water Cafe is a one-of-a-kind coffeehouse in New Jersey. Our goal is to provide a delicious selection of handcrafted coffees, teas, specialty drinks, breakfast, and lunch with a cause. Our Cafe is a non-profit that provides meaningful work for adults with special needs as part of our staff! Plus, a portion of our coffee sales helps bring clean drinking water to children and families in Africa. Drink Coffee, Change the World!

Luke 14:13-14
"When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.”
Meet our

Special Needs Staff

Interested in our Special Needs programs? Contact us.

Eryn Mera
Special Needs Pastor

Eryn is passionate about serving Jesus and His children through the local church and has been doing so for over a decade. Eryn has served in a variety of ministry and education roles: from Campus Pastor to Special Education Teacher and even as a missionary.