Read a March 5, 2014, story in Our Sunday Visitor about resources the Catholic Church offers to help parents and parishes prepare special-needs children for the sacraments.
The National Center on Disability and Journalism provides guidance to reporters on disabilities coverage. It’s based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Jake Geller is coordinator.
The Easter Seals organization provides services, outreach and advocacy for people with autism, wounded veterans and others with disabilities. The nonprofit, which is more than 90 years old, is based in Chicago and has no religious affiliation.
The National Organization on Disability promotes full accessibility in all aspects of life for those with disabilities. The nonprofit group is based in New York City. Kaitlin Bitting handles media inquiries.
Mark I. Pinsky is an author and longtime journalist who covered the religion beat for many years. His books include Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability and Inclusion; A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for the Perplexed; and The Gospel According to the Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World’s Most Animated Family. Pinsky […]
Dennis Myers is a professor of social work, with an emphasis on gerontology, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He spoke at a September 2013 conference about what congregations can do to help members who have dementia and about how to support their caregivers as well.
Read a Sept. 23, 2013, article in The Baptist Standard about what congregations can do to help members who have dementia.
Ora Horn Prouser is executive vice president and academic dean at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical and cantorial school in Yonkers, N.Y. She is the author of Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those With Special Needs.
Read an article on the subject from the summer/autumn 2011 issue of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. It’s written by Mark Pinsky, author of Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability and Inclusion.