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Irresistible Church Disability Conference 2019

  • February 15 - February 16, 2019
  • Categories: Church Relations

The Joni and Friends Mississippi offices is excited to announce The Irresistible Disability Conference coming your way on February 15-16, 2019! Come join us for this two-day event FULL of opportunities for your congregation to learn how to make the gospel accessible to all! There is something here for everyone ...

Education & Training Resources

Real Families, Real Needs

  • September 18, 2017

When a family is affected by disability, everyone’s life changes. Whether you’re a father, mother, sibling, grandparent, or other relative, you have specific questions based on your role in the family as well as unique needs for support.

Real Families, Real Needs not only answers those questions, but also provides godly advice and spiritual hope for the challenges you face ...

Brett's Story

  • April 10, 2012

Through the story of Brett, Joni provides an example of how we can accommodate people with disabilities.

The Disabled Boy and the Empty Tomb

  • April 9, 2012

Joni shares a heartwarming story of a little boy and his message to us about Jesus' resurrection.

Using Disability Manners

  • October 28, 2010

People with disabilities need to be welcomed into the church community, acknowledging all they have to share and understanding their special needs. Meeting someone with a disability need not be an awkward situation; however, many people are unsure of how to act, which can create some embarrassing moments. This guide has been developed to help prepare church members for encounters ...

  • March 25, 2010

This is an Internet resource for orthotics and prosthetics information. is dedicated to providing practitioners and patients with up-to-date, comprehensive information in an easily accessible format.

National AgrAbility Project

  • March 24, 2010

Internationally recognized as a source of information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture. The outreach program provides a variety of services: access to the BNG resource center, newsletter, on-site visits, public awareness, demonstration van, support group meetings, rural technical assistive network and training.

Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities

  • March 24, 2010

by: Barbara J. Newman

This book is an excellent plan for building awareness among children. It teaches them how to understand their peers who have special needs. It is packed with information about specific areas of disability, lesson plans, letters, and devotionals for families. Ms. Newman leads training seminars and writes curriculum for children with special needs.

Softcover • 95 pages

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

  • March 24, 2010

by: Erik W. Carter

This book addresses how congregations, families, and service providers can work together to support the full participation of individuals with disabilities in the faith community of their choice.

Softcover • 236 pages

  • March 24, 2010 offers health resources, interactive tools, and community support to enable individual's with diseases, disorders and chronic conditions to take control of their illness and start the healing process. They feature health articles, medical news, video webcasts, community message boards and chat rooms, clinical healthcare resources, email, newsletters, books and reviews, and resource link directories on a wide ...

  • March 24, 2010

This service assists in contacting long term care providers or advisors in your area who may be helpful to you—without charge. Members of the National Care Planning Council abide by an ethical code of conduct to assure honest, fair and equitable treatment. However, the background and business practice of referrals by this service is not verified and determination of the ...

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