When I'm running 'All Inclusive?' training, I often mention the extra information that is available on video to supplement the person-to-person training content, or to give participants the opportunity to review some of what we've covered together. In this blog, I'm bringing a few of those video's together into one place, so that everyone can … Continue reading ‘All Inclusive?’ – The Video Collection
Who are you... really? Are you just our son, brother, grandson, friend? Are you just a 17-year old young man? Are you just Autistic? Or with Learning Difficulties and Epilepsy? Yes, James, you are all of these things, but are you just what people see you to be? Are you so much more than you … Continue reading Who Are You Really?
Have you ever felt like Nobi*, the mouse in The Lion King that Scar is holding up about to eat... "Life's not fair, is it? You see, I... well, I shall never be King. And you... shall never see the light of another day..." A while ago we had a really tough few days, with … Continue reading “Life’s Not Fair, Is It?” – Additional Needs Parenting And Nobi From ‘The Lion King’
There seems to be such a wide disparity of opinion and practice across church denominations, and even within church denominations, about if, when, and how, to include children, young people, and even young adults in communion, baptism, serving in church and other aspects of Christian growth and development. It's time to challenge the often unwritten … Continue reading “Amen! Thanks Batgirl!” – Children With Additional Needs: Communion, Baptism And Serving
There are some big, deep, and in every other way large questions that often seem to crop up regarding disability and the Bible. Questions about sin, God and Heaven that brains much bigger than mine have grappled with, written theological theses on, published books about and more… But as I’ve been pondering a bit on this, … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Disability, Sin, God And ‘Heaven’
Disability ‘allies’ are people who are not necessarily disabled themselves, but who advocate for, journey with, campaign for, or in other ways support disabled people of any age. Allies (noun): A person or organisation that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity. The Bible includes real and story-based people who could be viewed as … Continue reading Six Disability ‘Allies’ In The Bible, Which One Are You?
Sometimes we find teaching hidden in hard to reach places, sometimes important teaching is in plain sight but we overlook it… That was the case for me with the story of Mary and Martha until I took a closer look and found some great teaching for us all there about life in general, as well … Continue reading What The Story Of Mary And Martha Teaches Us About Disability