Friday, June 23, 2017

News and notes from AMD, 6/23/17

Disability materials from DMC, DHM, and AMD to share at your Annual Conference:
https://www.umdisability.org/conference/

Room at the table: Celebrating people of all abilities
(DMC community event, August 13)
https://www.facebook.com/DisAbilityMinistriesUMC/

As we approach annual conference season, a reminder about the amendment to Article 4:
http://umdisability.blogspot.com/2017/02/umc-article-4-amendment.html

Updated information: 4th Global Missions Conference of the Deaf
https://www.umcd.org/newsnat/1708.html

Inclusion story from one synagogue:
http://urj.org/blog/2017/06/13/how-my-synagogue-has-prioritized-disabilities-inclusion-and-yours-can-too

Report on CRPD at UN:
https://www.disabled-world.com/news/crpd-sdg.php

Not Dead Yet: problems with assisted suicide bills
http://notdeadyet.org/2017/06/delaware-ndys-daniese-mcmullin-powell-testimony-against-assisted-suicide-bill.html

Black mental health literacy and pastors
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-black-mental-health-literacy-matters_us_5939b099e4b014ae8c69decf

"Inspiration porn" is a problem. Being inspiring is different. Distinguishing the two can be a challenge: http://www.freewheelintravel.org/if-im-your-inspiration-thank-you-very-much/

New Mobility reports on budget cuts
http://www.newmobility.com/2017/05/trump-budget-proposal-slashes-disability-services/

Indiana AC disability advocacy at Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/INUMCDisabilityAdvocacy/

Brief Guide: Ministry with Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened people
https://www.umdeaf.org/resource/cong.html

June newsletter from Deaf and Hard of Hearing ministries:
https://www.umdeaf.org/news/
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Friday, June 16, 2017

News and notes from AMD, 6/16/17

Disability materials from DMC, DHM, and AMD to share at your Annual Conference:
https://www.umdisability.org/conference/

Room at the table: Celebrating people of all abilities
(DMC community event, August 13)
https://www.facebook.com/DisAbilityMinistriesUMC/

As we approach annual conference season, a reminder about the amendment to Article 4:
http://umdisability.blogspot.com/2017/02/umc-article-4-amendment.html

Updated information: 4th Global Missions Conference of the Deaf
https://www.umcd.org/newsnat/1708.html

Advance information: UMCD-UMCDHM-ECD-ELDA meeting in July 2018
https://www.umdisability.org/180722.pdf


Disability benefits and history
https://stephenkuusisto.com/2017/06/03/the-washington-posts-distorted-view-of-rural-disability/

MHM spotlight
http://www.mentalhealthministries.net/spotlights/index.html

Robert Vore: Dear Pastors
https://www.robert-vore.com/blog/2016/2/17/dear-pastors

NYT Disability series
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/opinion/the-myth-of-disability-sob-stories.html

Ableism: real, pervasive, and subtle
https://thespinoff.co.nz/parenting/12-06-2017/ableism-is-everywhere-dont-leave-it-up-to-the-parents-of-children-with-disabilities-to-challenge-it/


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Friday, June 9, 2017

News and notes from AMD, 6/9/17

Disability materials from DMC, DHM, and AMD to share at your Annual Conference:
https://www.umdisability.org/conference/

Room at the table: Celebrating people of all abilities
(DMC community event, August 13)
https://www.facebook.com/DisAbilityMinistriesUMC/

NAMI campaign for mental health coverage:
https://nami.quorum.us/campaign/4184/?platform=hootsuite

As we approach annual conference season, a reminder about the amendment to Article 4:
http://umdisability.blogspot.com/2017/02/umc-article-4-amendment.html

Updated information: 4th Global Missions Conference of the Deaf
https://www.umcd.org/newsnat/1708.html

Spirituality and recovery:
https://qz.com/606564/psychologists-have-found-that-a-spiritual-outlook-makes-humans-universally-more-resilient-to-trauma/ (the underlying study is at http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm)

WHO resolution on hearing loss
https://www.hearinglikeme.com/who-adopts-resolution-on-prevention-of-hearing-loss/

AMD letter to Commission on a Way Forward
https://www.umdisabledministers.org/resource/17forward.html

Advance information: UMCD-UMCDHM-ECD-ELDA meeting in July 2018
https://www.umdisability.org/180722.pdf
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

News and Notes from AMD, 5/19/17

UM Disability blog: DMC Faith Development Curriculum released
http://umdisability.blogspot.com/2017/05/faith-development-curriculum-released.html

Creating a culture of accessibility (in a specific tech product, but the principles transfer)
https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/04/creating-a-culture-of-accessibility/

Is the "yes you can" mentality always best?
http://disabilityhorizons.com/2017/05/is-the-yes-you-can-mentality-always-best/

Clergy mental health
https://medium.com/christian-citizen/clergy-mental-health-30b1f960dac

Out of the shadows (suicide prevention)
https://appalachianpreacher.com/2017/05/13/out-of-the-shadows-the-valley-of-death/

Updated resources on accessible emergency communications
http://www.wirelessrerc.gatech.edu/updated-resources-accessible-emergency-communications
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Faith Development Curriculum Released

A new faith development curriculum is now available from the Disability Ministries Committee of the United Methodist Church. In twelve lessons, with guidance materials, the lessons are suitable for confirmation classes or general church life classes with teens and adults who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. The lessons can also supplement other classes. Sharon McCart, chair of the committee, states that "barriers to faith development are too often found in complicated language and demanding lessons. This curriculum teaches the concepts of our faith in a way that is adaptable enough for a wide range of ability." 

The lessons include a variety of activities, such as singing, videos, Bible passages, prayer, discussion, and hands-on activities. Although presented in a suggested order for confirmation, each lesson is independent and can be used in sequence, or ordered as needed, or used alone.


The lessons were developed by a team of writers, including Rev. Donna Draeger, Rev. Karen Evenson, Rev. Debbie Hills, Gail Hoffman, Rev. Amanda Larsen, Naomi Mitchum, and Debby Newman. Costs are funded by the General Board of Global Missions. 

The materials may be found at the committee's web site: https://www.umdisabilityministries.org/curriculum/

Faith Development, a series of four vines progressively growing larger, set over the words