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November 2017

Webinar: Putting Faith to Work: Congregations as a Promising Pathway to Employment for People with Disabilities

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Far too many people with disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to participate in the work of work. How might faith communities play a role in supporting people with disabilities in their community to flourish in the workplace? Putting Faith to Work is a promising and practical model for tapping into the social capital, creativity, and commitment within a congregation to connect the gifts and talents of people with disabilities to meaningful work. This free webinar will describe this practical…

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December 2017

Webinar: Dancing with the Spirits: Initiatives by UCEDD’s to Address Spiritual Supports (and Lessons Learned)

December 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As UCEDD’s address inclusive, person-centered supports in communities, the role and importance of spiritual supports for individuals and families has emerged as a crucial community resource. In this webinar, three UCEDD’s will share the rationale and description of projects related to the core missions of Training, Technical Assistance, Research and Dissemination, lessons learned, and their plans for next steps. Presenters include: Rhonda Eppelsheimer and Joe Basey, (OHSU), Mark Crenshaw (Georgia State), and Angela Amado, Julie Kramme, and Anab Gulaib (Minnesota). Bill…

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January 2018

Webinar: Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month: How to Create Grassroots Change in Faith Communities

January 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. For the 10th year, Jewish communities around the world recognize JDAIM with programming to raise awareness and create momentum year round. Shelly Christensen, co-founder of JDAIM, and author of the new book From Longing to Belonging: A Faith Community Guide to Inclusion of People with Disabilities is joined by Aaron Kaufman, Senior Legislative Associate, The Jewish Federations of North America. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director of Jewish Learning Venture's "Whole Community Inclusion" in Philadelphia,…

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February 2018

Webinar: Accessing Faith like Everyone Else

February 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This panel, representing people of different organized faiths in Connecticut, will describe their own faith communities’ mission and actions for everyone to access faith like everyone else.  From worship to sacraments, faith formation, and special faith events to community activities, panel members will describe how effortless and natural it is to avoid “special programs” and embrace all means all.  Recommendations for other faith communities to follow suit will be offered as well. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TguOQM59R4mk7QYjwJIkTQ

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March 2018

Webinar: The Fellowship of Kindred Minds: Collaborative Pastoral Care with People with Intellectual Disabilities

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

People with intellectual disabilities have been called by God to offer their gifts and talents to the ministries of faith communities--including the communities' caring ministries. Like their typically-functioning brothers and sisters in Christ, Christians with intellectual disabilities have been called to both give and receive pastoral support and care. What might a ministry of truly collaborative pastoral care look like in a faith community? Drawing on her recent book on the subject, Anna Kate Shurley will consider how person-centered practices…

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