Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Program

Accessed November 30, 2017.
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The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville, Tennessee provides wide-ranging disabilities research, services and training for educators, service providers and religious leaders. One of their programs is “Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality,” which offers a range of free, downloadable resources relevant to the needs of congregations seeking to include persons with disabilities and their families. Resources include practical tips for families, for religious and spiritual leaders, and for congregational care committees; resources for those planning religious education for both children and adults with disabilities; resources on autism; and resources for assisting persons with disabilities in finding employment. This website would be a good first stop for congregations wanting to increase their capacity to welcome and include persons with any number of disabilities. It will also be useful to congregations that have a good grasp of this topic and want to connect with up-to-date research and resources.