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Terry DeYoung

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I serve the Reformed Church in America as Coordinator for Disability Concerns, working in partnership with CRC Disability Concerns.

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Being Remembered

Memory loss, the journey of dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease are among the most difficult journeys. But as individuals and the church, we can offer support through the act of remembering stories.  

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Hidden Preservative Revealed

In the toy aisle of Walmart, two of my special education students reminded me about being honest and forgiving. There, I was also reminded of this unsettling truth: our society tries not to notice people with disabilities.

Disability Concerns
  • Thank you for sharing your story of depression, Sharon, and for capturing in words what your experience was like during those months. The description of the negative tapes playing over and over is...

  • Mark, thank you for sharing these very personal reflections about Dylan and the agonizing decisions you and Bev made. I've heard you describe the circumstances before, but reading it now brings a...

  • Ken, while personally I have many concerns about Donald Trump as president, even supporters acknowledge that he's made lots of claims and promises that do not include specifics, or that he's...

  • I try not to be a one-issue voter, but an issue like justice for people with disabilities makes it really tempting to do so. The statistics are startling.

    I am grateful for the leadership...

  • This has been an illuminating read in understanding some of the dynamics of anxiety and suggestions for how anxiety can be addressed and accommodated. Thank you Jarett, Josh, and Annika for...

  • Yes, please use it, Michele!

    BTW, even though the Network attributes the litany to me, I am not the author. I inherited it in my RCA Disability Concerns role.

  • Thank you for writing this piece, Mark. With the links you included, it's a beautiful window offering a glimpse into Paul's remarkable life.

    I'm grateful for the brief exchanges I had with...

  • You've done a splendid job of capturing not only our visit with Ralph but also the impression he's made on so many of us, Mark.

    Ralph is one of the CRC disability advocates who early on...

  • Great blog post, Mark (from one who also was in the roomful of people captivated by Dan's presentation on disability attitudes a couple weeks ago).

    I've heard various iterations of Dan's...

  • Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify the UN treaty, Mark.

    More than disappointing, I found it demoralizing to say the least — and I'm still biting...