ISBN-10:
1557667438
ISBN-13:
9781557667434
Pub. Date:
04/01/2007
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations / Edition 1

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781557667434
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 264,630
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Erik Carter is a Professor in the Department Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. His research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for supporting access to the general curriculum and promoting valued roles in school, work, and community settings for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to receiving his doctorate, he worked as a high school teacher and transition specialist with youth with significant disabilities. He has published widely in the areas of educational and transition services for children and youth with significant disabilities. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children and the Early Career Award from the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His research interests include adolescent transitions from school to adult life; peer relationships and peer support interventions; students with severe disabilities, access to the general curriculum; and religion, congregational supports, and disabilities.

Table of Contents


About the Author
Forewords

Signs and Invitations
Bill Gaventa

Belonging, Believing, and Becoming
Rud and Ann Turnbull

Preface
Acknowledgments

  1. Lives of Faith: Moving Toward Full Participation
  2. A Welcoming Congregation: Signs of Hospitality
  3. Welcoming, Including, and Connecting: Becoming a Responsive Congregation
  4. Designing Inclusive Religious Education Programs
  5. Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: The Other Six Days
  6. The Contributions of Service Providers: Supporting Spiritual Expression
  7. Launching Communitywide Efforts: Partnering Together for Inclusion
References

Appendix A: Examples of Faith Group Statements Addressing Disability and Congregational Inclusion

Appendix B: Resources for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations

Index

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