Families in the Network
While many of our resources invite congregations to take the first step by becoming more accessible, individuals and families can take their own steps as they participate in their faith communities.
The ideas below will point out the resources you can use and suggest to your congregation. As you browse through these pages, please let us know if there are specific resources that you are looking for or ways in which we CAN be of assistance in your faith journey! Contact information is in the right column of every page.
Families of children with a disability can find information about support from a local Parents Training and Information Center (PTI). Each state has at least one center. This map can help you find the one in your state.
Many faith traditions have their own networks and resources for including persons with disabilities and their families in the life and activities of their faith communities. Find the resources that fit with your own faith tradition by exploring the Faith Communities section in the top menu.
Sometimes, a congregation says they are accessible and want to be welcoming, but you as a family member just don’t feel welcomed. The Individual and Family Needs Questionnaire allows all congregational attendees to discover and share how well they and their families feel included–or not!