Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, provides solid medical information about various disabilities including mental illnesses.
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This simplified profession of faith still assumes that an individual is capable of answering these two simple questions. Individuals with severe intellectual abilities cannot comprehend the meaning of even these two simple questions. Does this mean that they are barred from making a public profession?
Often when a child with a disability comes into a family, whether by birth or by adoption, the parents are not ready for the emotional, spiritual, and practical changes they must make to care for their new child well.
Cuando los padres se enteran de que su hijo tiene una discapacidad, muchos viven un duelo por el hijo que podrían haber tenido y un aprender a amar el hijo que Dios les ha dado.Esta edición de Rompiendo Barreras está dedicada a la crianza de los niños con discapacidades.
Creating groups in church that are separated by age and interest makes some sense, but this approach also isolates the parts of Christ’s body from one another. Churches need to supplement their curriculum for children and adults with events that bring the church together around Scripture.
This 2-page guide with the heavy title, "Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASD]: Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention," presents a positive strategy and practical ideas for teachers and applies easily to including kids with ASD in Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets, youth group and other church activities.
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CIRRIE has developed a thirteen-volume monograph series, The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born, which provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S., especially recent immigrants.
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.
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.