Duke Divinity Th.D. candidate Sarah Barton writes about practical ways congregations can welcome adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“During the first few months of 2018, I spent many hours visiting churches where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were vibrant participants in parish life. I interviewed adults with IDD, as well as their family, friends, clergy and lay leaders to learn their views on belonging, Christian identity and baptism. Many of the stories I heard were filled with challenge and pain…”
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