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Religion and Spirituality resources for Congregations/Faith Communities

Religion and spirituality resources for congregations to assist with total inclusion of people with disabilities within the faith community.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAID) - Religion and Spirituality Division

AAIDD Religion and Spirituality Division The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities houses the Religion and Spirituality Division, an interfaith, interdisciplinary association of professional, ordained, and lay people who “journey” with persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

Anabaptist Disabilities Network

ADNet is a national membership organization of congregations, families, friends, and persons living with mental illness and/or other disabilities. Although our primary mission is to provide resources to Anabaptist churches (Mennonites and related groups), our services are available to anyone who finds them useful.

Association of People with Disabilities - Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition

The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition’s goal is to mobilize the religious community to speak out and take action on disability policy issues. IDAC is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of religious and religiously affiliated organizations whose core spiritual values affirm the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.

Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange - Disability and the Muslim Perspective

This resource, “Disability and the Muslim Perspective: An Introduction for Rehabilitation and Health Care Providers,” provides helpful information for any organization or service provider working with someone with a disability who is Muslim. The authors focus on challenges and successes for Muslims with disabilities seeking to access services to improve their quality of life. The purpose is to help service providers understand the perspectives, experiences, and ways of practicing Islam for Muslims with disabilities and their families and communities.

Christian Church Foundation for the Handicapped (CCFH)

Provides materials designed to help faith groups include people with a variety of abilities.

Christian Council for Persons with Disabilities

The Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities is a consortium of Christian organizations working in disability ministry.

Council for Jews with Special Needs

The mission of the Council For Jews With Special Needs is to provide programs, resources and support to help all Jews with disabilities and their families to fulfill their spiritual, cultural and religious needs.

Disability Resources.org

Disability Resources is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability, and accessibility of information.

Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey has developed a project on Faith-Based Supports. The Center sponsors a variety of activities and projects that encourage congregations to include and support people with disabilities and their families.

Faith for All

This program works to accelerate congregation accessibility so people with disabilities and their families can have deeper access into the community life of a congregation.

Joni and Friends

Christian ministry geared toward inclusion of individuals with disabilities and provides training to congregations about inclusion.

Massachusetts Council of Churches

The Massachusetts Council of Churches provides a statement on disability and the call toward accessibility.

The Inclusive Church

A blog that help churches and families become a more inclusive faith community.

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