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For many families being a member of a faith based community is an important source of spiritual, emotional and social support. Across Georgia, churches, synagogues, and other places of worship are embracing individuals with special needs into their fold by providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.

 

starA Welcoming Faith Community

What does a welcoming faith community look like?  It is probably only different because it seeks to be intentional in including those with disabilities. How do we remove barriers for those with disabilities?

Accessible Faith: A Technical Guide for Accessibility in Houses of Worship

Using Disability Manners: Welcoming individuals with special needs into Church

 

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Creating an Inclusive Environment

Is your faith community just starting down the path of including individuals with disabilities?

This article by Angela Novak Amado and Sara Rubinow Simon explains how your congregation can embrace people of all abilities starting from preschool into adulthood.

Developing a Special Needs Ministry

Inclusion in a Faith Community Congregation: Tips and Resources for Congregational Care Committees

Perspective from Many Faiths