Mark Arnold

is the Additional Needs Ministry Director at leading national Christian children’s and youth organisation Urban Saints and is Co-Founder of the Additional Needs Alliance, a vibrant and fast-growing online community. He is an enthusiastic national and international advocate and ally for children and young people with additional/special needs or disabilities.

Mark is a Churches for All, Disabled Children’s Partnership, and Living Fully Network partner, and a member of the Council for Disabled Children and the European Disability Network. He blogs as the national award winning ‘The Additional Needs Blogfather’ and writes a monthly additional needs column for Premier’s Youth and Children’s Work (YCW) magazine, as well as for other publications in the UK, Europe and the USA. Mark is father to James, who is Autistic and has associated Learning Difficulties, Anxiety and Epilepsy.

To find out more about how Mark and his work can help you, contact him at: or @Mark_J_Arnold