When we begin to examine the wide range of ways that society privileges some people over others, we can begin to combat our own prejudices and move closer toward being the agents of reconciliation our Lord calls us to be.
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his 20-page guide from a Canadian law firm provides a guideline and offer some practical tips for accommodating workers with mental illness.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws, most employers must provide "reasonable accommodations" to qualified employees with disabilities.
CLC Network has a DVD series featuring Barbara J. Newman, "Making Room: Creating Communities of Inclusion" and the accompanying training manual, G.L.U.E. Training Manual to help churches become communities that fully engage people with disabilities.
A church that makes its building accessible has taken an important step toward accessibility for people with disabilities. But leaders need to ask whether their communication and programs are accessible.
The National Empowerment Center maintains a list of consumer-run organizations that encompass the entire state or large parts of states. These organizations can be contacted for consumer support groups or programs in their respective states.
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.
RoboBraille is a free, non-commercial provider of document conversions for accessibility.
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.
This fine article gives ideas for thinking broadly about building accessibility. Becoming an accessible church involves far more than installing a wheelchair entrance.
This Guide outlines a step-by-step process for making your place of worship accessible to people with disabilities. Although some specifics may not apply, the principles outlined in this guide are useful no matter which province (or state) you live in.