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October 2016

Friendship Ministries Life to the Full 2016 Conference

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

/>On October 28th-30th in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Friendship Ministries will host the Life to the Full 2016 Conference. Keynote speakers include Amy Julia Becker (author), Erik Carter (researcher), and the Hon. David C. Onley (Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). Join conversations around the streams of Ability, Belonging, and Community. Workshops led by key ministry leaders and notable organizations will equip attendees with practical resources to be leaders in models of accessible ministry and education. For more information, visit the Conference…

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September 2017

Irresistible Church: A Disability Ministry Conference

September 23
Trinity Baptist Church, 160 Chainbridge Rd
Montville, New Jersey 07045 United States
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This is a one-day conference to help equip churches to become IRRESISTIBLE to people affected by disability—Join pastors, disability ministry leaders, volunteers, parents, and caregivers. There are two workshop breakout sessions with different workshops to choose in each breakout. The day will end with a keynote address by Joni Eareckson Tada.

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October 2017

Webinar: Pathways for Respite Care: Faith Communities and Families Impacted by Disability

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Families who have children with disabilities often struggle to find high quality respite care. This webinar will describe partnership between JFK Partners (CO UCEDD), the Respite Coalition of Colorado and Night Lights, LLC, a non-profit that delivers respite care in several congregations. We will highlight how this collaboration evolved and the results from a survey of faith communities regarding their readiness to include respite in their ministries/programs. Join speakers: Eric J. Moody (JFK Partners), Val Saiz (Respite Coalition of Colorado),…

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November 2017

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

November 15 @ 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 @ 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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