Welcoming Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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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