During the pandemic, people with disabilities found that some barriers to participation actually were removed. The articles in this issue tell a few of those stories of unexpected access.
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We encourage all churches to recognize Disability Awareness Sunday this October to demonstrate that all members of their congregation are valued. Find resources here!
This article outlines the role of the church advocate and provides the steps from considering being a church advocate to working within the role.
Regional Advocates are invaluable to our work in Disability Concerns. Interested in learning more about the role? This roadmap should provide you with the answers!
Over the course of October, we invited five speakers to come together to discuss caregiving. Each one brought a unique perspective to the conversation!
Are we making space in our churches for necessary conversations about mental health? This resource, designed with small groups in mind, will help break the silence around mental health.
September is National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month. Mental Health Ministries has created resources to support our faith communities as we work towards ensuring everyone has proper access to mental health care.
People with disabilities tend to be highly agile because they must navigate physical and social structures that are created by and for people who do not have disabilities.
We are excited to announce we will be offering our annual Disability Concerns Leadership Training Event online this year! Save the date for August 5 and 6, 2020.
Every church should be a place where everyone belongs and everyone serves, but often people with disabilities are inadvertently overlooked and not able to participate fully in the life of the church.
This document offers guidelines for planning meetings and events to ensure that all participants with visual impairments can participate fully and safely.
This article identifies several disempowering attitudes that create a lack of trust in the church of people who are blind or have low vision.
In this article, we offers tips and resources for providing the same information that sighted people benefit from to those with visual impairments.
This article addresses socializing issues for people who are blind or have low vision. It's presented in a format that names six common challenges and offers solutions for each one.