To offer at a Disability Awareness Sunday
Here's a one-page newsletter insert or poster to hang to give people simple, practical ideas for inclusion.
This edition of the journal Lifelong Faith: the Theory and Practice of Lifelong Faith Formation presents theological and theoretical reflections on faith formation with people with special needs, as well as practical suggestions for ministry and learning.
Welcoming People With Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Practical Guide for Congregations
Check out this great little booklet on how to include and welcome people with developmental disabilities, together with their families. Written by Courtney Taylor, Erik W. Carter and others.
A social scientist, Erik Carter started his keynote address at the 2014 Summer Institute on Disability and Theology by saying he would be "preaching from Numbers." With data, he established the opportunity congregations and other communities of faith have to "welcome, receive, and be hospitable" every day of the week.
This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help.
This article by Joan Huyser-Honig from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship examines communion from the perspective of people with disabilities and concludes, "The cultivation of daily gratitude, receiving all of life as gift—the training for that is at the table."
Yikes! Statistics suggest that people with autism are seven times as likely as someone without autism to be involved with law officers as a victim, witness or offender. This resource can help change that.