Friday, December 14, 2018

News and notes from AMD, 14 December 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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DHM Advent newsletter
https://www.umdeaf.org/news/
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MHM: Blue Christmas
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mental-Health-Ministries-186943104662050/posts/?ref=notif
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Holiday guide to autism
https://carriecariello.com/2018/11/19/holiday-guide-to-autism/
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Race, poverty, and disability
http://realeconomicimpact.tumblr.com/post/180621399020/looking-at-race-poverty-and-disability
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MHM: All is calm
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2116747278348280&id=186943104662050
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MHM: Waiting
https://mhn-ucc.blogspot.com/2018/12/waiting-by-karl-shallowhorn.html
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Was Joseph on the Autism spectrum?
https://www.disabilityandfaith.org/was-joseph-on-the-autism-spectrum-author-post/
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Funding renovation at Idaho church
https://www.postregister.com/news/local/renovation-project-underway-at-trinity-united-methodist-church/article_9d0d82ad-9ff2-558f-b029-da84b11fc80e.html
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Captioning has value beyond Deaf accommodation
https://www.businessinsider.com/watch-movies-and-tv-shows-with-subtitles-on-2018-11
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The Hope of Waiting
http://www.adnetonline.org/Blog/Pages/2018/The-Hope-of-Waiting.aspx
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A cat learns signing
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2480411558652359&id=260161100677427&comment_id=2485302251496623&notif_id=1544715224822785&notif_t=feed_comment&ref=notif
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Better sermons about disability
https://www.keyministry.org/church4everychild/2018/12/6/pastors-here-are-three-ways-to-preach-better-sermons-about-disability
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PSA: recruiting for ASL study for children under 5
http://sites.bu.edu/aslvocab/participate-in-a-research-study/

Deaf community mission to Red Bird, closes January 15
https://www.umcd.org/newssej/190811.html

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Friday, December 7, 2018

News and notes from AMD, 7 December 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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Sesame Street inclusion
https://www.kveller.com/sesame-street-nails-inclusion-synagogues-should-follow-suit/
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"Speechless"
https://www.upworthy.com/speechless-isn-t-just-a-good-show-it-s-the-first-to-speak-directly-to-people-like-me-living-with-cerebral-palsy
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Beating the holiday blues
https://www.hometownsource.com/stillwater_gazette/free/faith-family-column-beating-the-holiday-blues/article_a4a4d74a-dc6f-11e7-8e74-93d732a612b8.html
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Self-care: respect
https://oboedire.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/shepherds-care-time-to-be-respectful/
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When Christmas is difficult
https://www.bphope.com/blog/when-christmas-is-difficult/
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A blind couple opens a pastor's eyes
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pt-1018-blind/
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How L'Arche creates a community
https://www.today.com/video/how-l-arche-creates-a-community-for-people-with-and-without-disabilities-to-thrive-1382872131851
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Etiquette gone wrong: wheelchair space
https://youtu.be/wGMoPUlnfgw

Deaf community mission to Red Bird, closes January 15
https://www.umcd.org/newssej/190811.html

Click here for a list of events of interest to people in disability ministry.
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Friday, November 30, 2018

News and notes from AMD, 30 November 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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Church shouldn't be one of the challenges for disabled children
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/kids-with-disabilities-face-many-challenges-church-shouldnt-be-one-of-them/2018/11/15/2b324364-e83c-11e8-b8dc-66cca409c180_story.html
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Hearing Loop, First UMC Red Wing MN
https://www.minnesotaumc.org/itworkeddetail/12395241
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Taking a seat for inclusion
http://autismpastor.com/?p=2729
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NYT Disability series: A clearer message on cochlear implants
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/opinion/deaf-cochlear-implants-sign-language.html
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NYT opinion: Revelations in a wheelchair
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/opinion/sunday/photography-in-a-wheelchair.html
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MHM:  preparing for the journey
https://mhn-ucc.blogspot.com/2018/11/preparing-for-journey-by-rachael-keefe.html
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National Geographic highlights Down syndrome
https://aleteia.org/2018/11/23/national-geographics-new-photo-campaign-highlights-people-with-down-syndrome
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Supporting persons with disabilities through the holidays
https://clcnetwork.org/supporting-persons-with-disabilities-through-the-holidays-part-2
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Stairs become lift
https://www.sesameaccess.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AllWheelChairStuff/videos/708987149467029/
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We hear about seasonal depression; some disabilities are also effected
https://livingwithhearingloss.com/2018/11/13/does-your-tinnitus-worsen-in-the-winter/
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Deafblind theatre
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2448783148481867&id=260161100677427&notif_id=1543500063325902
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Click here for a list of events of interest to people in disability ministry.
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Friday, November 16, 2018

News and Notes from AMD, 16 November 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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Resisting ableism in the American church
https://sojo.net/articles/resisting-ableism-american-church
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Financial abuse and disability
http://realeconomicimpact.tumblr.com/post/179859427070/we-all-deserve-safety-and-financial-security
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MHM: out of the ashes
https://youtu.be/cngubLeFfBU
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The good Samaritan church
http://disabledchristianity.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-good-samaritan-church.html
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Is self-care in the job description?
https://oboedire.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/shepherds-care-time-with-god/
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Sign language reveals hidden aspects
https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2018/november/sign-language-reveals-the-hidden-logical-structure--and-limitati.html
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Review: American Protestant responses to mental illness
https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50948&
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UMCD/DHM Northeast Jurisdiction Fall Retreat
https://www.umcd.org/newsnej/1811.html
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How my daughter's speech delay has changed my preaching
https://www.christiancentury.org/article/first-person/how-my-daughter-s-speech-delay-has-changed-my-preaching
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MHM Spotlight: Holidays
http://mentalhealthministries.net/spotlights/html_spotlights/2018/holiday2018.html
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Mass gun violence and trauma
https://theconversation.com/what-mass-shootings-do-to-those-not-shot-social-consequences-of-mass-gun-violence-106677
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Accessible design
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/designing-accessible-content-typography-font-styling-and-structure--cms-31934
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Not Deaf but not hearing
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hard-of-hearing-not-deaf_us_5be20252e4b0769d24c61c87
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Autistic pastor: when you look tired
https://themighty.com/2015/10/lamar-hardwick-autistic-adult-responds-to-you-look-tired/
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Giving Tuesday, November 27
DMC: https://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/3021054
DHM: https://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/982562

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a caucus of the United Methodist Church. There will probably not be an issue for November 23.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

News and notes from UMAMD, 9 November 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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What would it mean to follow "we are all one?"
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/170175
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A local UMC provides safe space
http://www.advocatesc.org/2018/10/private-academy-at-stallsville-umc-provides-safe-learning-space-for-kids-with-autism-adhd/
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Mission in a UMC that assists Deaf and others
https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/10/31/springfield-deaf-woman-finds-home-safe-sleep/1742863002/
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ADA and medical facilities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/for-the-disabled-a-doctors-visit-can-be-literally-an-obstacle-course--and-the-laws-cant-help/2018/10/26/1917e04c-d628-11e8-aeb7-ddcad4a0a54e_story.html
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EcumenAbility: Christian week of unity
https://www.facebook.com/ecumenability/posts/444179696110391
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Summer Institute of Theology requests proposals
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNv_NfrVbD405xOGFiwod8qh6KplbVCQ4LTw8L-Sua-gC9mg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2mm9Jqaab6Jgq33QzBn_yCGMmyIZXbpMZ4nzi1T2ALD0h_nXM-Ez5ypwU
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UM woman reaches out to Deaf community
https://www.brownwoodnews.com/local-woman-reaching-out-to-deaf-community/
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Slow down, you talk too fast
https://livingwithhearingloss.com/2018/10/30/slow-down-you-talk-too-fast
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Accommodating aging web users
http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2018/10/12/the-elderly-and-web-accessibility-accommodating-aging-web-users/
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UMNS: Zimbabwe
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/united-methodist-focuses-on-others-with-disabilities
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MHM video: PTSD Healing and Hope
https://youtu.be/yP08jh6LK48
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MHM Veteran's Day Bulletin Insert
http://mentalhealthministries.net/resources/bulletin_inserts/veterans_day/veteransday.pdf
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Nov. 15 free webinar: Inclusive Emergency Preparedness for people with disabilities
http://www.adainfo.org/training/Inclusive-Emergency-Preparedness
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Giving Tuesday, November 27
DMC: https://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/3021054
DHM: https://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/982562

Click here for a list of events of interest to people in disability ministry.
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Friday, November 2, 2018

News and notes from AMD, 2 November 2018

Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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Is being strong being open, or being a fortress?
https://www.redletterchristians.org/man-enough-to-ask-for-help/
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Kintsugi Pastor: Tree of Life
https://crippastor.wordpress.com/
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TEDx: captioning
https://youtu.be/ngKp9MqUGj8
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Mosaic: Rejoicing Spirits newsletter
https://mailchi.mp/mosaicinfo/you-make-a-great-difference-thank-you-1050917
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MHM at NAMI walk in San Diego (photos)
https://www.facebook.com/186943104662050/photos/a.212469705442723/389044841118541/?type=3&theater&comment_id=2056516851037990&force_theater=1&notif_t=photo_comment&notif_id=1540915068006595
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The Impact of Professional Spiritual Care (Adobe book)
https://indd.adobe.com/view/2d555e8f-5d1a-47bf-ad94-760092053d0b
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Giving Tuesday is November 27:

Disability Ministries Advance

Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Advance

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Northeastern Jurisdiction Deaf Ministry Conference, November 9-10
https://www.umcd.org/newsnej/1811.html
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Click here for a list of events of interest to people in disability ministry.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

News and notes from AMD, 26 October 2018


Here are the highlights of postings this week from the Association of Ministers with Disabilities, Disability Ministries Committee, Mental Health Ministries, Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Ministries Committee, and UM Congress of the Deaf:
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AAPD statement on Public Charge Rule changes. The Arc and DREDF have issued a similar statement.
https://www.aapd.com/press-releases/the-american-association-of-people-with-disabilities-opposes-the-public-charge-rule/
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Teaching about inclusion
https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2018/10/14/teaching-kids-to-be-allies-for-disability-inclusion.html
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Mental illness is a church issue
https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/7938/mental-illness-is-a-church-issue
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People with disabilities have often been overlooked in emergency and disaster planning--and it's likely to get worse if we don't speak up: as disasters strike, advocates worry FEMA policy changes put disability community at risk
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/as-disasters-strike-advocates-worry-fema-policy-changes-put-disability-community-at-risk
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Review of the Routledge History of Disability. While probably priced out of reach for most, libraries may have it, and the review itself is informative.
https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=51553
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Being an advocate in your church
https://includedbygrace.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/being-an-advocate-in-your-church/
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"there are no small churches, but only 'small' pastors who view them as such"--a seminary professor reflects on Henri Nouwen with a view that also applies to disabilities
https://oboedire.wordpress.com/2018/10/19/shepherds-care-small-churches/
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Laments: what do we lose, and how does it relate to disability?
https://www.redletterchristians.org/where-have-all-the-sad-songs-gone/
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UM Church of the Resurrection - Sonflower Bakery
http://www.abilityministry.com/2018/10/24/the-sonflower-bakery-story/
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Northeastern Jurisdiction Deaf Ministry Conference, November 9-10
https://www.umcd.org/newsnej/1811.html
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Click here for a list of events of interest to people in disability ministry.
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