Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) was founded in 1873. We are a recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our mission is to serve and enable children with special learning needs to receive a Christian education. When we say "children with special learning needs", we mean such needs as: learning disabled, dyslexic, mentally impaired, autistic spectrum, hearing impaired, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivitiy, emotionally impaired, speech/language impaired, slow learners and gifted/talented learners.
As a Christ-centered organization, we will: Reach across the United States (and beyond). Serve schools and congregations. Enable children with special learning needs to know Jesus and to lead fulfilling lives.
We work primarily with Lutheran school principals to develop and maintain special education programs. We also provide instructional materials and consulatation services that accommodate and support the children, their parents, and the teachers.
As a national resource for Christian special education, we will:
Respond to inquiries with ideas, strategies, advice, and counsel.
Provide diagnostics, workshops and materials.
Partner with schools and teachers to provide special education teachers and consultants.