Accessibility Procedures & Law


http://www.easterndistrict.ca/accessibilty-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws

https:///www.ontario.ca/page/about-accessibility-laws

www.facebook.com/supportingdisabilities/


RBC Process (doc)

Churches Guide to Accessibility (pdf)

Compliance Plan (pdf)

Long Form Church Policy AODA (pdf)

Charity Law Bulletin: Preparing for New AODA (pdf)



GENERAL BOOKS

Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God (pdf)

Disability and the Gospel (pdf)

Call me friend (pdf)

Engaging Game Changers (pdf)

Pathways to Belonging (pdf)

Shout for Joy (pdf)

Start with Hello (pdf)

We've Got This (pdf)


Physical Accessibility

BOOKS

Firm Foundations: An Architect and a Pastor Guide Your Church Construction by Lance Moore, Daniel Michal

 

WEBSITE

Accessibility Audit, United Methodist Church

http://www.umdisabilityministries.org/access/audit.html

Overview of Updated Accessibility Requirements

 

Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing

http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10547.aspx

Ontario’s 2012 Building Code – Barrier-Free Design Amendments, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing

http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Asset11184.aspx?method=1


Children & Youth

BOOKS

Steps, Forming a Disability Ministry by Shelli Allen and Linda Barboa

How to make your Church Autism Friendly by Stephen J. Bedard

Let all the Children Come to Me by Malesa Breeding, Dana Hood, and Jerry Whitworth

Autism and Your Church by Barbara Newman

Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities by Barb Newman

Children’s Ministry Pocket Guide to Special Needs: Quick Tips to Reach Every Child, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Special Needs Ministry for Children: Creating a Welcoming Place for Families

Whose Children Have Special Needs by Pat Verbal

 

WEBSITES

Lifeway – Special Needs Ministry

http://www.lifeway.com/n/Ministries/Special-Needs

Ministry Tools Resource Centre http://mintools.com/special-needs-ministry-resources.htm

 

ARTICLES

Everyone’s Welcome!: Tips for Including Children with Autism and Learning Challenges in Children’s Ministries by Sue Riley

Blindness & Low Vision

Books:

The Tactile Heart: Reflections on Theology and Blindness by John M. Hull

Turning Barriers Into Bridges: The Inclusive Use of Information and Communication Technology for Churches in America, Britain, and Canada by John Frank

 

Websites:

Association of Christian Ministries to the Blind http://www/reachingtheblind.info

Torch Vision for Sight Lost

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Books:

A Guide to Deaf Ministry: Let’s Sign Worthy of the Lord by DeAnn Sampley

Deaf Diaspora: The Third Wave of Deaf Ministry by Bob Ayres

http://captioningtheword.come/information/captioning-techniques.html    

Article:

Do you hear What I hear? By Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today April 8, 2010

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/march/30.46.html


Mental Health

Books:

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness by Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson, Marshall Shelley

Grace for the Afflicted: A clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew S. Stanford

Mental Health: The Inclusive Church Resource by Jean Vanier and John Swinton

 

WEBSITES:

Mental Health Ministries

http://www.mentalhealthministries.net

http://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2016/april-web-exclusives/top-10-resources-for-mental-health-ministry.html

Working Group for the Promotion of Mental Health in Faith Communities

http://www.mentalhealthandfaith.org

Faith and Hope Ministries

http://faithandhopeministries.net/index.php


Aging

Books:

Living well and Dying faithfully: Christian Practices for End-of-life Care by Joh Swinton

Changing Places: A Christian’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents by Rand Corporation

 

ARTICLES:

On the Topic of Aging by Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/topics/a/aging

Theology and Disability: Providing Pastoral Care to the Aging by Jamie Butcher

http://richviewchurch.com/resources/all-abilities