This is an outstanding article on ministry with people with mental illnesses written by a woman whose mother has schizophrenia with solid facts on mental illness and churches.
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Using the r-word (retard/retarded) about another person or about doing something foolish slams fellow image-bearers of God. Take a pledge at this website to promise not to use it and to encourage others to stop using it. Also, check out the new PSA produced by r-word.org.
Parenting children requires the wisdom of Solomon, the faith of Mary, the patience of Job, the courage of Deborah, and the strength of Samson when your child moves out of the house. When God calls on parents to raise a child with disabilities, the work takes on added challenges.
De simple conveniencias a avanzados aparatos tecnológicos, la tecnología puede hacer el servicio de alabanza y la vida de la iglesia mas accesible para personas que viven con discapacidades. Hemos dedicado esta edición de Rompiendo Barreras a la tecnología.
The film "Like Stars on Earth" tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who suffers the abuse of classmates, teachers, and even his own parents for his inability to do what most children learn easily. Later, with the help of a temporary art teacher, the boy's life was changed.
The Chicago Community Trust has released Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, a free online publication, intended to assist nonprofits, including churches, in understanding the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and developing their own plans for compliance.
“A family attending our church has a child with disabilities. We want to help. What should we do? Where do we start?” Here are some ideas.
Acerca del diez por ciento de la población en Norte America viven con discapacidades visuales. Los artículos en esta edición ayudan a los lectores entender como es vivir con una discapacidad visual y como la iglesia puede ser más inclusiva hacia personas que viven con discapacidades visuales o ceguera.
I know a bare minimum of sign language so I sat, unable to understand the near silent conversations around me. I could have asked for a translator or requested that people go a little slower. But I was reluctant to do this. Why should I impose my single handicap on an entire group of people? Is this how a deaf person feels?
Universal design assumes BOTH that people have different needs and different ways of doing the same thing AND that these different people should have equal access to public facilities. How would Universal Design look in a church setting?