More people with disabilities experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse than the general population. We hope that this issue will help readers begin to understand the experience of abuse and to respond appropriately.
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Effective disability ministry shouts to a world that values perfection, superficial beauty, and power that God and his people value those who seem weak, who depend on others, and who appear insignificant. Disability ministry proclaims that the gospel is for all people regardless of their abilities.
Fellow church members can make a critical, positive difference in the lives of stroke survivors and their loved ones when they make the effort to welcome and accept them.
Here are some tips for interacting politely with people with mobility issues whether you are at church or somewhere else.
Understanding the varied needs of persons with disabilities will help ushers and greeters put the welcoming arms of the church around the shoulders of all who come to worship.
A group of dedicated volunteers in Canada (along with some staff support) produce this newsletter for Church and Regional Disability Advocates across Canada.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires all organizations that serve the public to adopt a Customer Service Policy. Here's a sample policy for churches to consider.
Free resources (e.g. factsheets, videos, slideshows) are available to help support people living with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury.
Churches usually have a welcome sign outside their building. Watch video from this conference encouraging the welcome that is experienced INSIDE the church.
These questions are a resource for people who want to question U.S. candidates for federal, state, and local office about their positions on issues that affect people with disabilities.