Traveling with a disability can be challenging, if not difficult, and memories of such adventures can be instructive, hurtful, hilarious, and more. Read about some of these adventures!
Disability Concerns seeks to bring about the full participation of all people with disabilities in the life of the church and the full participation of the church in the lives of people with disabilities. The Disability Concerns ministries of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America collaborate on the resources in these pages, as well volunteer engagement, training events, resource creation, and other means to support churches in their ministry.
Everybody belongs. Everybody serves.
Tema: Viajar con una discapacidad
El viajar con una discapacidad puede llegar a ser un reto, si es que no dificultoso, y los recuerdos de aquellas aventuras de seguro instructivas, dolorosas, cómicas y mucho más. Las personas con diversas discapacidades comparten algunas de sus experiencias sobre este tema.
장애를 가지고 여행하는 것은 아주 어렵지는 않더라도 도전적일 수 있고, 이런 모험의 기억은 교훈적이고, 아프고, 재미있고, 또 그 이상일 수 있습니다. 다양한 장애를 가진 사람들은 이 문제에 대한 경험의 일부를 나눕니다.
Living with blindness means relying on the support of others to guide you through life at times. Traveling is one of those times.
For me, traveling mostly involves managing motion sickness. Still, I count my blessings, because traveling for many others living with disabilities is much more complicated than it is for me.
Traveling when you depend on a ventilator to breath requires a great deal of planning. Caregivers are also a part of the travel plans.
This PowerPoint will help churches understand how to ensure their facility meets both the physical and attitudinal requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Mark shares about family trips and the planning involved in order to make sure that his daughter who lives with multiple disabilities was properly cared for and accommodated so that all family members could participate in the vacation.
Awesome advice Al. Thanks!posted on: Classis by Video: Technical Edition
Michele, thanks for this reminder of how poverty affects every aspect of life, and lingers even after death. I pray that your mom (and all of you) will remain healthy.
Christina, yes, this is another aspect of universal design. Captioning videos benefits everyone. Thanks!
Syd, Thanks for these wise words. Marriages of pastor and spouse also face severe stress when the pastor experiences a mental health crisis. Unlike a physical illness, this form of illness often...
Welcome Miriam! I'm looking forward to your being part of a large team of disability advocates in the CRC and RCA (and far beyond our two denominations) doing this important work.
Hi Valerie, thanks so much for your question, and for the interest you and your congregation have in providing a wide welcome to people. I've heard of other churches also putting icons in their...
Thanks Robert. I know how challenging life can become for some caregivers. Communities of faith can show love in powerful ways to them through the simple (though not always easy) gifts of time and...posted on: Murder, Not Mercy Killing
Trudy, yes! I just love the line: "The pew is waiting for its favourite words it cherishes the most, the words it was made for." It reminds me of John Milton's lovely Sonnet 19 in which he...posted on: The Pew
Thanks Worship Ministries and Bryan for the good advice.
Bryan, what do you do to "be as interactive as possible"?posted on: Advice on Doing a Webinar?
This article from the Harvard Business Review (Dec. 27, 2017) makes the same case for the value of work force diversity: The Case for Improving Work for People with Disabilities Goes Way Beyond...