Welcoming People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Practical Guide for Congregations

by Courtney E. Taylor, Erik W. Carter, and others. Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Program of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

This short booklet contains helpful information and practical strategies to aid congregations in various aspects of including people with disabilities and their families.


disability awareness in the congregation, supporting parents and families, adaptive religious education programming, inclusive worship, physical accessibility, list of strategies, reading list, list of online resources

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


download as a free PDF

Suggested Uses

  • Provide support for families and caregivers by studying the relevant section in this resource.
  • Explore additional topics related to inclusivity and providing for people with disabilities by exploring the reading list for more information.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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