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CAN provides these links to resources for congregations to enhance their accessibility. While we attempt to screen these resources, we make no guarantees of quality and appropriateness. Your comments are welcomed by writing to .
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Congregations seeking to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities and mental illness may benefit from resources listed in this section and the sub-pages listed in the left column. See also the "About this page" in the left column.
See also the Families section which presents resources which individuals and families of faith as they face the joys and challenges of disabilities.
We invite your of additional resources for any of these pages or sections!
Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Ed. William C. Gaventa. New Brunswick, N.J.: Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Order or download from the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center. A comprensive bibliography and address listing of resources for clergy, laypersons, families, and service providers. Resources are organized by category, including worship and sacraments, the arts, architectural and attitudinal accessibility, mission, theology, pastoral care and counseling, religious education, resources for families, Jewish resources, etc.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship sponsors a Worship Renewal Grants Program which is a potential source of funding for disability-inclusive worship renewal. The program fosters well-grounded worship renewal in congregations and worshiping communities throughout North America. Made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc., these grants serve to stimulate thoughtful and energetic work for worship that exhibits renewed creativity, theological integrity, and relevance.