I wrote this devotional for the Strangers in the Land devotional series from the Office of Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church.
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People with autism seem to be wrapped up in their own little world. Yet, Higashida breaks that stereotype in his book. He is keenly aware of his environment, other people, and his effect on others. Higashida feels deeply when his behavior hurts others, or when he behaves in ways that others misconstrue.
You’ve begun to apply what you’ve learned but questions still remain about doing ministry with children and/or adults with visual, hearing, intellectual, or physical disabilities. Here’s your chance to get them answered by our panelists during this webinar.
This webinar will give you the tools you need to include children with ASD in Sunday school and other church ministries. From understanding the basics of ASD, to employing strategies for including individuals with ASD, to managing difficult behaviors, you’ll learn how to form an action plan and get started.
In this webinar we will look at how to take first steps in walking beside someone with mental illness. Various forms of mental illness will be introduced such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, and suggestions will be given for what people in the pew can do to respond in love.
Faith and community leaders can play a significant role in helping to educate individuals and families about mental health. These talking points can help faith leaders develop messages for their congregations and communities about the importance of mental health.
Kathleen Deyer Bolduc invites readers to join her on a spiritual journey that begins with the shattering pain of asking questions that cannot be answered and continues toward new creation and new community.
The national attention on the suicide of Rick and Kay Warren's son Matthew brought mental health issues into the spotlight for Christians. Speakers include Rick and Kay Warren, Bishop Kevin Vann, Amy Simpson, John Townsend, and many others.
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.