Scholarship Database

Research and scholarship at the intersection of disability, religion, and inclusive spiritual supports is often scattered across diverse fields and hidden in myriad databases. We will compile and maintain a searchable database of articles addressing these topics organized around our core framework. An avenue for submitting new articles to the database will be available. This database will become an invaluable resource for scholars doing research and writing on this issue. New articles will be featured.

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Representations of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the North American Roman Catholic Print Media, 1990–2013

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A Comparison of Self-Acceptance of Disability between Thai Buddhist and American Christians

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Post-Traumatic Growth in Mothers of Children with Autism: A Phenomenological Study

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A Wrinkle in the Fold: Inclusion of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Faith Communities

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Quakers and Disability: Theory and Practice in the 19th Century

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Reflections on Law in Light of Everyday Life at L’Arche

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Moving from the Implicit to the Explicit: ‘Spiritual Rights’ and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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The Role of the Chaplain in the Interdisciplinary Care of the Rehabilitation Patient

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“Shun not the struggle”: The Language and Culture of Deaf Catholics in the U.S., 1949–1977

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Children’s spirituality and inclusion: strengthening a child’s spirit with community, resilience and joy

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Intellectual disability and faith communities: perspectives of Catholic religious leaders

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Disability and Theological Education: A North American Study

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Spiritual Experiences, Personal Commitment: Relationship With Work Stress Among Support Staff for Children with Disabilities in Oman

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Congregational participation and supports for children and adults with disabilities: Parent perceptions

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Factors associated with participation in faith communities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Supporting inclusion and flourishing in the religious and spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Disability Focus Groups: A Strategy for Including People with Disability in Parishes

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Religion and Disability: The Experiences of Families of Children with Special Needs

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BeFrienders: Impact of a Social Ministry Program on Relationships for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

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Attitudes of Able-Bodied People Toward Clergy with Impairments: A Photo Elicitation

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Conversations with God: Prayer and Bargaining in Adjustment to Disability

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Characteristics of Inclusive Faith Communities: A Preliminary Survey of Inclusive Practices in the United States

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Spiritual Wellness as a Protective Factor in Predicting Depression Among Mothers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Accessible Congregations Campaign: Follow-Up Survey of Impact on Individuals With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD)

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After the benediction: Walking alongside people with significant disabilities and their families in faith and life

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Personality Dimensions, Religious Tendencies and Coping Strategies as Predictors of General Health in Iranian Mothers of Children With Intellectual Disability: A Comparison With Mothers of Typically Developing Children

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Intellectual Disability and Spiritual Development

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Autism From a Religious Perspective: A Study of Parental Beliefs in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families

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Spirituality and Disabilities: Implications for Special Education

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Religiosity, Spirituality, and Socioemotional Functioning in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The Influence of Religiosity on Well-Being and Acceptance in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Why Individuals with Intellectual Disability Turn to Religion: Behavioral and Psychological Motives of Adolescents and Adult

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Religious Attitude and Happiness Among Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Attitudes and Emotions of Orthodox Jews Who Have Siblings with Disabilities: Religious Correlates and Social Context

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Social Challenges and Supports from the Perspective of Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and Other Autism Spectrum Disabilities

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Involvement of Adolescents With Intellectual Disabilities in Social and Recreational Activities

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Causal Attributions and Parental Attitudes Toward Children With Disabilities in the United States and Pakistan

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Including Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in School Extracurricular and Community Recreation Activities

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Integrating Faith and Treatment for Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What is Important and Likely According to Teachers?

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Self-Esteem and Willingness to Help People With and Without Disabilities Among Young Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women

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Community Access: A Survey of Congregational Accessibility for People with Disabilities

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Religion and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: An Exploratory Study of Self-Reported Perspectives

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Mother and Soldier: Raising a Child With a Disability in a Low-Income Military Family

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Spirituality: A Coping Mechanism in the Lives of Adults With Congenital Disabilities

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A Survey Comparing Special Education Services for Students with Disabilities in Rural Faith-Based and Public School Settings

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Significance of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony for Parents of Jewish Children With Developmental Disabilities

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Role of Spirituality and Religion in Family Quality of Life for Families of Children with Disabilities

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Religious Expression Amongst Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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Peer Relationships and Social and Recreational Activities Among Adolescents and Adults with Autism

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Spiritual Dimensions of Bar/bat Mitzvah Ceremonies for Jewish Children with Developmental Disabilities

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“This Is a Spiritual Experience”: Perspectives of Latter-Day Saint Families Living With a Child With Disabilities

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Participation in Religious Services by People With Developmental Disabilities

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Disability, Spiritual Beliefs and the Church: The Experiences of Adults with Disabilities and Family Members

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Involved Fathering of Children with Special Needs

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The Effects of Religious Coping on Caregiving Appraisals of Mothers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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“We Can’t Expect Other People to Understand”: Family Perspectives on Problem Behavior

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Family Coping in Families with a Child with a Disability

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Positive Impact of Children with Developmental Disabilities on Their Families: A Preliminary Study

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Religious Coping in Families of Children with Autism

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Disability and Spirituality: A Reciprocal Relationship with Implications for the Rehabilitation Process

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God Won’t Put More on You than You Can Bear: Faith as a Coping Strategy Among Older African American Caregiving Parents of Adult Children with Disabilities

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Examining the Beliefs of Involved Adults Concerning the Moral and Religious Development of Individuals with Mental Retardation

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Role of Religion in the Lives of Latino Families of Young Children with Developmental Delays

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Spiritual Health in Residential Centers for Persons with Intellectual Disability in Israel: A National Survey

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Teaching Jewish Mentally-Retarded Youngsters Holiday Awareness Through Symbols

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Supporting Religion and Spirituality to Enhance Quality of Life of People With Intellectual Disability: A Jewish Perspective

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Coping and Adaptation in Families of Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Church Attendance of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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In God We Trust? Organized Religion and Personal Beliefs as Resources and Coping Strategies, and Their Implications for Health in Parents with a Child on the Autistic Spectrum

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Narrating Self and Disability: Latino Mothers’ Construction of Identities vis-à-vis Their Child with Special Needs

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Qualitative Analysis of Latino Parents’ Religious Interpretations of Their Child’s Disability

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Religious Connectedness Among Urban African American Families Who Have a Child with Disabilities

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Family Perspectives on Inclusive Lifestyle Issues for People with Problem Behavior

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Local Church Support to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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School-Based Wraparound Planning: Integrating Services for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Needs

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Measuring Religiousness of Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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