Friday, February 15, 2019

News and notes from AMD, 15 February 2019


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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AMD members as poets
https://thedrabble.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/my-white-cane-is-a-magic-wand/
and
https://crippastor.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/the-great-hiraeth/
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Review of Through My Good Eye
https://maggiejaneschuler.com/2019/02/10/hollands-poems-touch-the-human-condition-and-more/
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(Millennial) burnout with disability
https://themighty.com/2019/02/millennial-burnout-disability/
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Can your church help? App for Deaf users
http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/02/barriers-deaf-community-police.html
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Christians and mental health
https://www.redletterchristians.org/stepping-into-the-light-christians-mental-illness/
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A community of care
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-community-of-care-is-an-example-of-how-to-be-authentic/
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Disability in heaven (captioned video)
https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/disability-in-heaven/
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Communion, Food allergies
https://mailchi.mp/44d598e31dd6/opening-doors-communion-and-food-allergies
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Sorenson VRS video for Valentine's day
https://www.facebook.com/SorensonVRS/videos/1711942302254516/
and
L'arche art for Valentine's day
http://art.larche.ca/en/projects/western-region-saskatoon-laura-francis/
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Loving someone with hearing loss
https://livingwithhearingloss.com/2019/02/12/how-to-love-someone-with-hearing-loss/
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Book announcement: Fire by Night
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-5138-0418-7
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Friday, February 8, 2019

News and notes from AMD, 8 February 2019

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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MHM: Mental  Health and African-American History Month
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mental-Health-Ministries-186943104662050/posts/
and
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2018/You-Can-t-Pray-Away%E2%80%9D-a-Mental-Health-Condition
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Design for all: excerpt from Accessible America
https://ssir.org/book_reviews/entry/design_for_all
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God's grace gives me hope
https://beckiewrites.com/2019/01/31/godsgracesightloss/
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Inaccessibility can kill people
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/02/that-tragic-new-york-subway-death-didnt-surprise-people-with-disabilities/
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The Power of love
https://crippastor.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/the-power-of-love/
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Values and cornerstones transformed
https://buildingsomethingbeautiful.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/values-and-cornerstones-for-the-church-transformed-by-our-friends-with-disabilities-introduction-and-2-of-5/
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Advertising and disability
https://advertisinganddisability.com/2019/02/04/2018-report-on-advertising-and-disability/
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Disability also ignored in business
https://www.businessleader.co.uk/research-reveals-disability-absent-from-leadership-agenda/58192/
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Pondering
https://umdisability.blogspot.com/2019/02/pondering.html
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Acknowledge disability as diversity
http://www.thehoya.com/landre-acknowledge-disability-diversity/
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The Arc study on paid leave and disability
https://www.thearc.org/paidleavestudy
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Sign language interpreting profession report
https://www.nad.org/2019/01/31/2018-2020-priority-report-on-sign-language-interpreting-profession/
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Pondering

A follow-up thought after a recent post on The Power of Love.
Pondering as I sit here, essentially the opposite of one recent experience of which a few people read, am I Invisible?

The next time you go out, think about that step that keeps me home.
The next time you go out, think about the bathroom I can’t use.
Think about the ride I can’t share or the cab I can’t call.
Do you really miss me at all?

Even if they arrive I can’t get in like you.
So, think of me as you do.
Think about curb cut blocked by car or by snow.
And, all the places I can’t go.

To events, to parties, to see a band.
Your house of worship, if they had a plan.

I’ve heard the next place is better.
And, maybe it is. I’ll be an activist if I can get in.
Or, simply a face in the crowd.

That’s ok.
Maybe the next time or again after that.
I think of you. Honest I do.
I am your ally in spirit, I’m not really far.
Yet, as I sit here, I wonder, “Am I invisible?”

Chris Wylie

Friday, February 1, 2019

News and Notes from AMD, 1 February 2019


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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AMD member's book
https://www.facebook.com/artofhealinggifts/posts/2239368626155946
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Usefulness is not a measure of worth
https://www.facebook.com/artofhealinggifts/posts/2239368626155946
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Point of view on perception
https://disabledchristianity.blogspot.com/2019/01/disability-ministry-perceptions.html
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Addictions Recovery Ministry class
https://umdisability.blogspot.com/2019/01/wesley-students-engage-in-addictions.html
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Church projects empower Deaf community
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/church-projects-empower-deaf-community
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Dementia and religion: Alzheimer's caregiver support
https://religionnews.com/2019/01/17/dementia-and-religion-inside-a-churchs-alzheimers-caregiver-support-group/
and
Will I forget God?
https://religionnews.com/2019/01/15/dementia-and-religion-what-if-i-forget-about-god
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Parking: keep accessible spaces open
https://www.ellenstumbo.com/accessible-parking-school
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Churches aren't good with disability
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/thingsdisabledpeopleknow-churches-arent-good-with-disability/131526.htm
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Cold weather care: self and hearing aids
https://www.hearingdirect.com/us/blog/5-tips-for-keeping-your-hearing-aid-safe-in-cold-weather.html
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Always use a microphone
https://www.hearingtracker.com/blog/why-you-should-always-use-a-microphone-in-meetings
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Accommodations are a Torah value
https://www.respectability.org/2019/01/lauren-tuchman-shabbat-smile
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Review: Intellectual Disability, A Conceptual History
https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53651
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Why don't you believe me?
https://www.missionalwisdom.com/julian360/2019/1/30/why-dont-you-believe-me
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February 9: Deaf Saturday Night Live at Lovers Lane
https://www.facebook.com/events/758543467865988/

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