Including People With Disabilities in Faith Communities

Including People With Disabilities in Faith Communities

A Guide for Service Providers, Families, & Congregations

Book - 2007
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A congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with developmental and other disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to fully participate in the life of their faith community. Thatâe(tm)s why families and service providers need to read this groundbreaking guidebook--and share a copy with congregations that want to become places of welcome and belonging for people with disabilities.

Bringing his practical ideas to life with anecdotes, quotes, and examples of successful strategies, Erik Carter helps readers

reflect on how welcoming their congregation is--and could be--for people with disabilities and their families

articulate and pursue a bold vision of inclusion throughout their congregation, community, city, or state

take steps to break down attitudinal, architectural, programmatic, and other barriers to inclusion

design appropriate, inclusive religious education programs for children, youth, and adults

learn how service providers can actively support the spiritual preferences, strengths, and needs of people with disabilities

To make inclusion work in any faith community, this how-to book gives readers workable strategies and photocopiable forms for identifying âeoeindicators of welcome,âe#157; encouraging community outreach, and gathering important information about the support needs of people with disabilities and their families.

Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2007.
ISBN: 9781557667434
1557667438
Branch Call Number: 259.44 CA
Characteristics: xxii, 236 p. : forms ; 23 cm.

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