Fall Meetings 2022
Our guiding mission is to link congregations, organizations and individuals who wish to start or strengthen inclusion and contribution of people with disabilities in their families in the faith communities of their choice.
Come learn from leaders in our field who will share strategies and resources for building inclusion and contribution in the faith community and fellowship.
One Lord, One Faith, One Family: Disability Ministry in a Synodal Church | October 21-22, 2022
Catholics across the US have a longing to see parishes be places of belonging for all, including individuals with disabilities, as has been heard throughout the synodal process. Many times, however, parish leaders don’t know where to start. Join us for a keynote address by the Most Rev. Bishop Brendan J. Cahill, S.T.D., Diocese of Victoria in Texas, and a keynote address by Dr. Joseph White, Director of Catechetical Resources for Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. There will also be numerous breakout sessions, a panel presentation, roundtables, and a plenary address. In addition, we anticipate numerous exhibitors and in-person networking opportunities being available to enhance participants conference experience and to support catechists, families, caregivers, and more. The NCPD Council on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), is coordinating this conference.
Belong Supported in Faith Conference | November 9, 2022 at 11-3:30 pm
Families affected by disability often come to faith communities with both a hunger for faith and belonging, as well as a significant need for direction and resources. As faith leaders, how well equipped are we to help meet these needs? Do we know who provides disability services in our community and how to connect with them?
This November, faith leaders are invited to join Highland Park UMC for the Belong Supported in Faith Conference, where we will explore the points where faith, disability, and the service system connect. At the conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from other faith leaders and service providers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and build your network of disability resources so that when a family comes to you, your faith community knows what to do.