WHAT CAN YOUR FAITH COMMUNITY DO?
- Take steps to ensure that buildings are accessible to children with disabilities. This includes but is not limited to “Installing offset hinges to widen a door opening, installing grab bars in toilet stalls, or rearranging tables, chairs, and other furniture are all examples of barrier removal that might be undertaken to allow a child in a wheelchair to participate in a child care program.”
- Find creative ways to make your faith community inviting to children with disabilities and their families.
- Implement a religious education curriculum for children with disabilities. Contact your religious denomination or research online in order to obtain information on religious education curriculum for disabled children. (see “Resources” section)
- Provide support groups for children with disabilities and their families.
- Plan activities that are inclusive of all children.
- Educate members of your faith communities on child disability, and find creative ways to make your community inviting to children with disabilities and their families.
- Make your worship service welcoming to persons with disabilities.
Other products and services available to faith communities:
- Alternative Format Worship Resources
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Books in Alternative Formats
- Elevators/Wheelchair Lifts
- Religious Education Resources