General Resources

The Arc of the United States
The Arc is one of the oldest organizations advocating for persons with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. Has extensive resources including free publications, information on legislation, and locations of local chapters. Includes and extensive list of Resource Links.

Waisman Center
A national center dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development and developmental disabilities.

Reach Out Magazine
Subscription service to encourage friendships among persons with disabilities. The focus tends to be more physical than cognitive disabilities.

State Resource Sheets
What are the resources in your state for persons with a disability and their families? The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities has a comprehensive listing for each state going from the governor on down to resource centers for specific disabilities.  (This site is scheduled to be taken down September 30, 2014.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Affiliated with Indiana University, this organization provides resources “that enable communities to include, support, and empower people with disabilities and family members.”

Educational resource with articles on wheelchairs, scooters, accessories, wheel chair sports, disabled travel, transportation, and assistive technology to enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.

Congregational Accessibility Network


  Ground level
Entrance: Floor
Wheelchair Seating:
  Front,   Scattered site
Social/Gathering Area
Evacuation Plan
Fragrance Free


Roving mic
Taped services
Sermon texts
No background noise

Sign Language


Adequate Lighting
Large Print:
  Bulletins, Hymnals
  Hymns, Worship Songs
Oral Announcements
Signs Visible: Interior, Exterior
Lighting for speakers
Ushers for blind
Raised lettering
Braille material


Mission Statement
Awareness and Education
Disabilities Survey
Library Resources
Classroom Integration
Gift Discernment
Benevolence Fund
Facility Availability
Support Groups
Special diets

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