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The Church and People with Disabilities

Unlike other categories of human experience, disability crosses all lines of gender, orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, age, and culture. People with typical bodies can be thought of as temporarily able-bodied because disabilities can happen at any time to anyone. The intent of these mission studies is to promote awareness, inclusion, accessibility and advocacy for people with disabilities — including youth and children.

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The Church and People with Disabilities: Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy

by Peggy A. Johnson

The intent of this book is to build awareness in the church regarding issues around disability, to call the church to provide full accessibility to services and opportunities, and to promote advocacy for justice for people with disabilities. This book will encourage you to identify ways that your church can do more to open the floodgate to inclusion and equality.

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Disabilities and Our Response: A Study for YouthDisabilities and Our Response: A Study for Youth

by Beth Miller

This is a transformative resource for young people regarding attitudes and responses toward persons with disabilities. The underpinnings of this curriculum acknowledge all as children of God, each created in God’s image but unique. Each person brings different abilities and disabilities to the community. In God’s kingdom, everyone has a place. As youth become acquainted with the material, they will develop a new understanding of persons with disabilities.

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Welcoming Persons with Disabilities into Our Lives: A Study for ChildrenWelcoming Persons with Disabilities into Our Lives: A Study for Children

by Beth Miller

This curriculum uses the symbol of a jigsaw puzzle as a basis for exploring disabilities. The lessons and activities offered here dispel myths and fear and lead to better understanding and inclusion of all persons. As participants put the pieces of this study together, they will develop a new understanding of persons with disabilities.

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