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Where do you begin on the journey to to include persons with disabilities in faith communities?
The answer will depend on your roles and your relationships.
Raise awareness. Whatever your role, you can work to raise awareness among your family, friends, faith community, and the larger community about the challenges and the gifts of persons with disabilities. Read our thoughts on Accessibility and Inclusion. Find some creative activity that will raise the awareness of your congregation and community. your ideas that you would like to share.
Make plans. CAN's Congregational Study Process gives you a structure to adapt for your congregation to engage the whole congregation in becoming more accessible and inclusive.
Take the Congregational Assessment Survey. Discover what categories of accessibility are covered by the Survey. The Quick Checklist will give you an idea of what the Survey is like. Then go to the Survey section for complete information.
Discover how well people feel included in your congregation. Download, adapt, and use the Individual and Family Needs Questionnaire.