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Launchpad: Autism, Disability and the Church

I have two sons with autism, and our experiences of church life have not always been straight-forward or even supportive. Inclusion for people with disabilities within the church is an issue that isn’t talked about as often as it should, and that silence leaves many families and individuals feeling like they’re on the outskirts of the faith, outsiders in the Kingdom of God. 401 more words

Christianity

Commentary: On President Obama’s Commitment to People with Disabilities

Since his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States in 2009, President Obama showed a strong commitment to Americans with Disabilities. He was the first president to appoint a disability advisor, Kareem Dale, who incidentally is a former Chicago Lighthouse program participant. 359 more words

Day 5: People with Disabilities

For Day 5 of the Novena for Peace and Justice, William Looby, a professional caregiver with the Guild for Exceptional Children in Brooklyn, New York, gives a beautiful reflection on working with people with disabilities. 166 more words

Franciscans

Punished Twice: Prisons Basically Ignore ADA, Leaving a Third of Inmates Facing Abuse and Neglect

The article below appeared on December 28, 2016 at “Vice News”  the current affairs channel for  Vice Media, Inc.

Prisons across the U.S. routinely flout the Americans with Disabilities Act, subjecting thousands of inmates with physical and mental health problems to painful and sometimes humiliating conditions, according to watchdog groups, inmates, corrections officials, and a former Justice Department official.  52 more words

Prison Systems

All-Texas News | Mental Illness

New House report calls for increase in mental health resources across state
  • The report by the Texas House Select Committee on Mental Health warned that current resource levels are inadequate to support mental health initiatives across areas like education, healthcare, and criminal justice.
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My Intention

A few years ago, I was introduced to the concept of mindfulness. I really liked it. The idea of being fully present in every moment, and using our thoughts, senses, and experiences to appreciate every minute that we can. 794 more words

Disabilitiy