People with significant disabilities, their families, and congregations have much to gain by exchanging their gifts, strengths, and supports within the life of a faith community. Yet, meaningful opportunities to exchange these gifts are perhaps more often the exception than the rule. This article addresses the ways in which congregations and their members might remain involved in the lives of people with significant disabilities and their families after the benediction, during the other six days of the week.

Author(s): Erik W. Carter

Journal: Journal of Religion, Disability, and Health

Date: 2011

Volume: 15

Issue: 4

Pages: 395-413

DOI: 10.1080/15228967.2011.619340

Databased: Yes

Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deaf-Blindness, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability

Categories: Families, Individuals with disabilities