Presentation Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What are some of the ways that faith-based organizations and networks are responding to COVID-19 in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families? In this webinar, a faith-based provider organization in Canada, a Jewish disability leader and author in the United States, and a Roman Catholic disability resource leader in the United Kingdom and Rome highlight what they and others have doing, and how we all might access resources on behalf of people, organizations, and ministries we know.

Keith Dow, PhD
Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life with Christian Horizons ( in Canada; Core Council, Institute on Theology and Disability (

Cristina Gangemi MA
Director of the Kairos Forum, Practical theologian and a disability advisor to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Author of Because I Am; Christian Accompaniment Through the Experience of a Pre-Birth Diagnosis of a Possible Disability. Section devoted to Easter liturgies and COVID-19:

Shelly Christensen, MA
Author, From Longing to Belonging—a Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in Your Faith Community; CO-founder of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month.

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