Organizations and Websites

Discover organizations and programs across the country who are doing work in the areas of faith and disability.

 

 

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Walk Right In Ministries

Website: http://www.walkrightin.org

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The National Catholic Partnership with Disability

Website: http://www.ncpd.org/

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The National Catholic Partnership with disability is the disability voice of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. NCPD was established in 1982 to further implementation of the 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities, which calls for full inclusion of all persons with disabilities in the Church and in society–a vision they are still working urgently to achieve. The website includes a newsletter, various information resources, and presents Catholic perspectives on disability issues.


The Episcopal Disability Network

Website: http://www.disability99.org/index.html

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The Center on Human Policy

Website: http://thechp.syr.edu

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This links to a resource packet on Disability, Spirituality, and healing. Documents include Changing Attitudes, Creating Awareness, Victim Theology, syllabus used for a seminary course, hand-outs for courses, retreats, and lectures, and Disability Awareness: An Empowering Ministry.


Special Touch Ministry

Website: http://www.specialtouch.org

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Shepherds Ministries

Website: http://www.shepherdsministries.org

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Religion & Spirituality Division of the AAIDD

Website: http://www.aaiddreligion.org

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Resources put out by the Religion & Spirituality Division of the AAIDD- including Cooperative Resource Exhibit, Journal of Religion, Disability, and Health, On the Road to Congregational Inclusion, Publications by Members, and Links to Other Resources.


Rejoicing Spirits

Website: http://www.rejoicingspirits.org

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NLS Reference Circulars

Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/bibles.html

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This site gives links for finding bibles and other sacred texts in special media- including Braille, audio, and large print.


National Organization on Disability

Website: http://www.nod.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=1563

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This links to the national organization on disability’s program for disability and religion. Resources include the religion and disability program e-newsletter, accessible congregations campaign, various print publications, conferences, interfaith directory of religious leaders with disabilities, seminary project, and congregations who care, prepare project.


National Jewish Council for the Disabled

Website: http://www.ou.org

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This is the website for the National Jewish Council for the Disabled, an orthodox organization that maintains a national resource center, a national center for inclusion, and "mainstreamed" and self-contained social and recreational activities.


Lift Disability Network

Website: http://www.liftdisabilitynetwork.org/

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Lift Disability network includes a family network, learning network, and ministry network for the families and providers of individuals with disabilities. Its efforts are combined with the Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities, and they are associated with over 200 organizations across the country.


L’Arche Communities

Website: http://www.larcheusa.org/

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L'Arche Communities, founded by Jean Vanier in France in 1964, bring together people, some with developmental disabilities and some without, who choose to share their lives by living together in faith-based communities. The mission of L’Arche is to create homes where faithful relationships based on forgiveness and celebration are nurtured, to reveal the unique value and vocation of each person, and to change society by choosing to live relationships in community as a sign of hope and love.


Joni and Friends

Website: http://www.joniandfriends.org/

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This organization’s mission is to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. Its website includes information about the organization and its programs, a geographical directory of churches and organizations with disability ministries, plus a very nicely organized collection of disability links.


Friendship Ministries

Website: http://www.friendship.org

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Faith for All

Website: http://www.faithforall.org

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Faith for ALL works to accelerate congregation accessibility so people with special needs can have deeper access into the community life of a congregation.


Faith Ability

Website: http://www.faithability.org/

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This website links to various resources on disability and religion.


Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads

Website: http://www.dsahr.org

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DisAbility Ministries Committee: The United Methodist Church

Website: http://www.umdisabilityministries.org/

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The Disability Ministries Committee is dedicated to opening hearts, minds, and doors for people of all abilities in the United Methodist Church. As an agency of the United Methodist Church, we welcome interested people of all backgrounds.


Disability Concerns: Christian Reformed Church

Website: http://www2.crcna.org/pages/disability.cfm

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Disability Concerns helps churches intentionally seeks to end the isolation and disconnectedness of persons with disabilities and their families; to nurture the spiritual lives of people with disabilities so that they become professing and active members of their churches; and to encourage the gifts of people with disabilities so that they can serve God fully in their churches


Disability Awareness: Reformed Church in America

Website: https://www.rca.org

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Council for Jews with Special Needs

Website: http://www.cjsn.org

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Congregational Accessibility Network

Website: http://www.accessibilitynetwork.net/Home

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Christian Learning Center

Website: http://www.clcnetwork.org/about_us

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Children of Destiny

Website: http://www.childrenofdestiny.org/introduction.asp#Offer

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Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability, University of Aberdeen

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cshad/

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The center for spirituality, health and disability at the University of Aberdeen has a dual focus on the relationship between spirituality, health and healing and the significance of the spiritual dimension for contemporary healthcare practices, and the theology of disability. The center aims to enable academics, researchers, practitioners and educators to work together to develop innovative and creative research projects and teaching initiatives


BrainandSpinalCord.org

Website: http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/about-us

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Bethesda Lutheran Homes & Services, NCRC

Website: http://www.blhs.org

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Part of Bethesda Lutheran Homes & Services, NCRC provides resources to families of children with disabilities, pastors, volunteers and other professionals in the field of developmental disabilities throughout the world. NCRC holds workshops, responds to telephone inquiries, and offers a wide variety of other programs and services.


Anabaptist Disabilities Network

Website: http://www.adnetonline.org

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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Website: http://www.aapd.com/what-powers-us/aapd-mission.html

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American Association of People with Disabilities

Website: http://www.aapd.com/what-powers-us/aapd-mission.html

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Ability Tree Organization

Website: http://abilitytree.org

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