Impact Feature Issue on Faith Communities and Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Disability and Faith Resources:
Guides to Community Building (sidebar)
Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families.A 135-page guide to resources on inclusive ministries and community building for use by congregations, service providers, and others. FFI contact The Boggs Center at 732/235-9300.
On the Road to Community Inclusion. Edited by Rev. Bill Gaventa and Rev. Sue Henshaw. Stories, strategies, and resources from the Community Building Partners Project of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. FFI call The Boggs Center at 732/235-9300.
Building Communities From the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets.By John Kretzman and John McKnight. Includes a section on working with the religious community. Also available is a video series based on this book. FFI contact ACTA (Assisting Christians to Act) Publications, Chicago, 800/397-2282.
Friendships and Community Connections Between People With and Without Developmental Disabilities.By Angela Amado (Ed.). This book includes a chapter on “Gift and Call: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Friendships.” Published by Brookes Publishing. FFI call Brookes at 800/638-3775.
Impact: Feature Issue on Social Inclusion and Persons with Developmental Disabilities.Strategies and success stories related to social inclusion in a variety of community settings, including spiritual communities. FFI visit the Institute on Community Integration.
The resources above are presented for readers’ review; no endorsement is implied. For additional resources order Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Bibliography and Address Listing of Resources (2000), from The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, 732/235-9300.