Many people, including Christians, consider people with disabilities abnormal. This perspective diminishes and ostracizes people.
The spread effect is one of several factors that result in more people with disabilities living at the lowest end of the socio-economic spectrum of all North Americans.
Free resources (e.g. factsheets, videos, slideshows) are available to help support people living with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury.
"Hosting a trip that included volunteers with physical challenges and developmental disabilities was fairly unusual for World Renew, but it was worth the effort," said Art Opperwall, program manager for World Renew DRS.
I don’t have a theological degree and I don’t work in a church or in formal Christian ministry. I’m not a missionary doing grand work in a faraway land. However, God has shown me that my life is my ministry.
Born with severe childhood apraxia, Norah has been incredibly busy with therapy and activities that help develop her speech and gross motor skills. Her persistence is helping her make great strides!
"God taught me to adapt to this life when he restored my voice—through my eyes!"
My friend Cecil lives with Parkinson’s disease. My visits with him are both countercultural and a true delight!
Although Chris continues to accomplish many goals he has set for himself, he often is ignored, minimized, and isolated from community, including the church.
Though being asked “What?” can be frustrating, Elizabeth interprets the question as a signal someone cares enough to seek understanding of what she is saying, and that they value her as a person.