Disability Ministries Committee of the United Methodist Church

Disability Concerns Workshop

cover of Disability Concerns Workshop discThe Disability Concerns Workshop is a downloadable program prepared by Jennifer Yound for UMCOR Health. It is intended to assist clergy and laity in local congregations. By using it, they will gain a background that will assist in creating a welcoming environment for people with disabilities.

The workshop covers six topics which can be presented together or as individual sessions. The first part is a PDF leader's manual. The second part is a series of PowerPoint® presentations used to conduct the workshop. Topics are:

  • Access
  • Attitudes
  • Disability and the Church
  • Disability Basics
  • Language
  • Programming

The workshop materials also include a survey, "Attitudes toward Disabled Persons," and several articles about inexpensive ways to make a congregation's facilities accessible, planning accessible meetings, communications and etiquette, and copies of articles referred to in the workshop. All materials needed to conduct the workshop are included.

Downloads for Disability Concerns Workshop

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