Shortly before her last day working for Disability Concerns, Heather DeBoer wrote this reflection which was published in the Disability Concerns Canada newsletter.
This three-minute video introduces viewers to the ministry of Christian Reformed Disability Concerns.
Like so many people who have disabilities, Melissa Blake writes that people often sell her short. She is concerned that this marginalization will grow worse under the new president’s leadership.
To eliminate the Affordable Care Act without simultaneously replacing it with an alternative jeopardizes its recognized progress and puts ongoing access to comprehensive, affordable coverage for people with disabilities at risk.
Until the last few years when his pain level grew especially intense, Ralph always signed his email messages, “With a smile, Ralph.”
Here’s a thought to ponder: if the 50 million people with disabilities in the U.S. voted as a block, they would decide every single election for president.
This year’s election cycle provides an excellent opportunity to influence local, state, and federal elected officials for the good of citizens who live with various disabilities.
Belonging, purpose, and value cannot be accomplished on one’s own, but must come through involvement in a community. What better community for this to happen in, than the people of God?
Regional Advocates sometimes report to the classis they serve. Here are samples of reports given by Regional Disability Advocates.
We sometimes hear the phrases “the poorest of the poor” or “the least of these.” Interested in knowing who they are?
A group of dedicated volunteers in Canada (along with some staff support) produce this newsletter for Church and Regional Disability Advocates across Canada.
These questions are a resource for people who want to question U.S. candidates for federal, state, and local office about their positions on issues that affect people with disabilities.
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Compassion for suffering, protection of vulnerable people, and celebration and affirmation of life are three reasons why I am pro-life and oppose assisted suicide.
Un recurso para los que abogan por la discapacidad desde las oficinas de Asuntos de Discapacidad.
This mandate spells out purpose, general duties, accountability, membership, length of service, and meeting frequency for a disability committee.
"In 1883, laws were taken up to prevent people with disabilities from moving to this country, marrying, or having children. In many instances, it led to the institutionalization and forced sterilization of disabled people."
With the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the CRC and RCA are highlighting this significant civil rights legislation by reaffirming their full support of people with disabilities.
People with disabilities are significantly over represented in jails compared to the general population. Inadequate defense is a major reason. But, change is happening in Michigan and hopefully it spreads...
Brad would find himself praying for healing, not for himself, but for the adults with disabilities to whom he tended each day. God revealed His power, but not by healing.
As a church that’s focused on serving those in their neighborhood, Pastor George realized they needed resources to support their neighbors with disabilities. Check out how the church got connected!
This 5-minute video interviews people with Down syndrome from 39 countries, looking at their enjoyment of full and equal rights and the role of their families.
On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
Suicide is a threat to society. The idea that my body and my life are my own business and no one else’s has led to a staggering rise in the suicide rate and to the movement to legalize assisting it.