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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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April 2018

JOY! A Disability Conference

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - April 7, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

This is a two-day conference to help equip churches and anyone affected by or passionate about disability to become IRRESISTIBLE to people affected by disability—Join pastors, disability ministry leaders, volunteers, those in the disability field, parents and caregivers. This conference will help all of those affected by disability to become more connected and educated. Friday night will begin with worship alongside Christopher Duffley, as well as an introduction with our Keynote Speaker, Emily Colson. Saturday, join us for keynote speakers,…

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