2022년 봄 | 장애를 가진 청년들
15세에서 30세 사이의 젊은이들 8명 중 1명이 장애를 가지고 살고 있다. 이번 호에서는 종양과 사지변형에서부터 인식장애와 루푸스에 이르기까지 장애를 가진 여러 젊은이들이 각자 장애를 가진 삶이 어떤 모습인지 말해준다.
Elly shares her experience of asking for help in a grocery store, and the unexpected outcome that came from her example.
Aproximadamente 1 de cada 8 jóvenes de 15 a 30 años vive con una discapacidad. En este número, varios jóvenes adultos con discapacidades, que van desde tumores y diferencias en las extremidades hasta trastornos de procesamiento y lupus, cuentan sus historias sobre lo que ha sido para ellos.
My hope is that churches aren’t waiting for teens and young adults to get older to serve the community.
Being diagnosed at 22 also came with other complications: I get told, “You’re young, so you wouldn’t understand chronic pain.”
...while I’m human, make mistakes like everyone else, and have these physical differences, I’m perfect in God’s eyes, and that’s what matters.
In particular, high school was hard because I felt so different from my friends and classmates.
Kate Bowler's book, No Cure for Being Human, offered space to share the challenges of life together as a community.
Michèle Gyselinck shares openly about her life living with mental health issues.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of persons experiencing mental illness, especially anxiety and depression.
While everyone understands we are all part of the body of Christ, not everyone knows how to be inclusive. “As regional advocates, we are that missing piece.”
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With gratitude and appreciate, Disability Concerns says goodbye to Mark Stephenson, and welcomes new director, Lindsay Wieland Capel.