Reopening Churches: Strategies for Supporting People with Disabilities

Presented via Zoom on June 16, 2020, by Ashley Belknap, Director of Engaging Disability

Churches across the country are in various stages of reopening. Whether you are planning to reopen or have already begun meeting in person again, we would love to come alongside your church and help you think of creative strategies to welcome, enfold, and support individuals and families impacted by disability.

Ashley covers topics including:

  • Adapting safety policies to allow for social skill deficits
  • Strategies for navigating new congregational social norms
  • Strategies for bringing volunteers back into action
  • Strategies for making hybrid ministry (in person and online) work
  • Creative ways to offer respite in the interim
  • Planning the next months in disability ministry when the way forward isn’t clear