Perspective taking is powerful for children, and disability awareness lessons can be a great way to help children understand disabilities. It’s important when designing and choosing materials that we promote a positive view of disability, and that we stay away from stereotypes. Keep it Simple Although we might have a goal for children to beContinue reading “Disability Awareness Lessons- 3 tips for success”
I’ve had a couple of requests for examples of forms that assess interests and ask for supports. Here are a couple that we use in our ministry. Here is one for children and one for young adults:
I’ve had a couple of requests for bulletin augmented with icons to support engagement in worship. Here is a sample!
Faith communities build leaders- we see the same story across American History- from the revolutionary war to the modern civil rights movement, leaders nurtured in their faith communities as young people, who go on to bring our country into a better and brighter future. As faith communities, who we call and nurture as lay andContinue reading “5 Tips to Help you Nurture Leaders of all Abilities in your Faith Community”
Welcome back to religious education and worship after the summer holidays means that it’s time to think about registration forms, welcome pads, usher information and other updates to how we take attendance and register people for events in our faith communities. As you take a look at these forms and procedures, think about universal designContinue reading “Designing Registration to Support Inclusion of People with Disabilities”
Whether you use a wheelchair, a walker, or a stroller, or if you have ever had to move something heavy, we can all sing the praises of the architects who invented universal design. Every time we use a curb cut, a ramp instead of stairs, or the push button on a door we see thatContinue reading “3 Universal Design Ideas to Welcome People with (and without) Disabilities to Your Faith Community”
Looking for a simple, universal way to support EVERYONE in worship? look no further than this PDF Worship Guide. With simple icons and easy to understand directions, this guide will help everyone belong in worship. You can also check out a sample bulletin here: https://faithinclusion.com/2022/01/05/illustrated-bulletin/.
For many of us growing up in faith communities, summer faith formation focused around one week of day camp- dubbed Vacation Bible School, we made terrariums, sang “Father Abraham” and the highlight? Pelting the cool youth pastor with water balloons! Vacation Bible School is still a tradition for many of our communities- and whether youContinue reading “8 Tips to Make Camp More Inclusive this Summer”