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Former U.S. Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill once said, "All politics is local." Similarly, all inclusion is local. If you live with a disability, what has your church done so that you know you are an important part of the church community? Or parents of a child with a disability, at what...
Wondering what sort of language is appropriate when referring to people with disabilities? This resource lists a host of articles on disability and language on a website founded by disability advocate Kathie Snow.
Wonder how to be courteous to a person who has a disability? Here's a great start from Easter Seals.
The late Prof. Nancy Eiesland wrote a thought-provoking reflection on Luke 24:36-39, the passage which describes Jesus' revelation of himself to the frightened disciples after he rose from the dead.
Shalem offers individual, couple, and family counseling from a Christian perspective and equips and supports communities, including faith communities, to better embrace the needs of people who struggle with emotional distress and/or mental illness.
Future Horizons focuses on materials that offer hope and practical strategies for parents, teachers, therapists, and individuals on the autism spectrum.
An Orlando-based, non-profit organization that seeks to bring hope to kids with special needs and their families by providing resources and respite care. They also help equip local churches to be involved in special needs ministry.
Pathways to Promise is an interfaith technical assistance and resource center which offers liturgical and educational materials, program models, and networking information to promote a caring ministry with people with mental illnesses and their families.
Founded by Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends exists to communicate the gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability.
NCPD is the disability voice of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to fully include people with disabilities in church and society. They offer a newsletter and various information resources as well as presenting Catholic perspectives on disability issues.
The Christian Learning Center (CLC) provides an array of services to individuals who have disabilities and unique gifts, and to their families.
The AAIDD (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) is a national organization whose mission is to promote "progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities."
In this issue find articles, meditations, and even a modern psalm of praise about embracing each person as an image-bearer of God.
The theme of this issue is Mental Health.
The theme of this issue is Disability and Emergency Preparedness.
The theme of this issue is Down Syndrome.
This is a literary theme issue.
The theme of this issue is Cerebral Palsy.
The theme of this issue is Autism Spectrum.
The theme of this issue is Aging.
The theme of this issue is volunteering, preaching and disability, and more.
This is the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Issue.
The theme of this issue is Caregivers.
In this issue: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, a modern lament psalm, and more.