The focus of this issue is connections, and how we can be intentional at making connections with others.
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.
With gratitude and appreciate, Disability Concerns says goodbye to Mark Stephenson, and welcomes new director, Lindsay Wieland Capel.
Our recent series focused on our newest resources, Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves. Find resources, videos, and more!
This is the second article in a series of four for our fall 2021 Disability Concerns Canada. In this article Elly Van Alten encourages us to consider how we can be intentional with the connections we make.
In this editorial, Jenna Hoff ponders why connection is more critical than ever before.
Nuestras historias en este número presentan a personas que viven con diferencias en el habla y los retos a los que se enfrentan, las adaptaciones que han hecho y el poder de escuchar y ser escuchados.
Born with severe childhood apraxia, Norah has been incredibly busy with therapy and activities that help develop her speech and gross motor skills. Her persistence is helping her make great strides!
Our October series focused on our newest resource, Everybody Belongs, Serving Together, is now available to view!
"God taught me to adapt to this life when he restored my voice—through my eyes!"
PDF and Large print are both available now. Spanish, Korean and audio will be available soon.posted on: Breaking Barriers Fall 2021
PDF and Large Print are both available now. Spanish and Korean and audio should be available any day! Thanks for reaching out!posted on: Breaking Barriers Fall 2021
oh, I am so sorry. That is so hurtful when your son is made in God's image and deserves a space in any church! Unfortunately I do hear this often from families connected to our...
Hi Emily, a good place to start is to go to 211ontario.ca, then enter your search term - Asperger - and location - Toronto, and it will give you a long list of suggested resources and...posted on: Resources on Aspergers?
Hi Deb. Thanks for reaching out.
To clarify, to register for the series in October, there will be a $20 fee, which includes the book as part of the cost of the event.
If you are...
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.