Rather than creating special accommodations/requirements for a minority population, universal design reflects spaces and programs that can be accessed by everybody.
Are you a disability advocate who has made a positive impact for the community and for an individual? Are you a person with a disability who has found belonging in community with the support of an advocate? We want to hear your story!
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I recently participated in a webinar about theologies of disabilities led by Tom Reynolds. Through his experiences with his son who lives with autism, as well as living with his own depression, theologies of disabilities has become an academic passion for him.
We hope your congregations are gearing up for Disability Awareness Sunday on October 21. Rev. Miriam Spies has offered a reflection based on the gospel lesson from Mark. We pray that your congregations are places where everybody belongs and everybody serves!
This fall, I am spending time with the story of the man born blind in John 9. I am in midst of writing an academic paper around ministry, leadership, and disability, and some of that work might spill out in my CRCNA work!
Miriam Spies just started serving as Volunteer and Communications Specialist for Disability Concerns (20 hrs) and Safe Church (10 hrs).