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Beach Center on Families and DisabilitiesThe University of Kansas. Bureau of Child Research, 4138 Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. Tel: (913) 864-7600 – A research and training center with six fundamental beliefs about families related to positive contributions, great expectations, full citizenship, choices, strengths, and relationships. These beliefs are translated into a wide range of research, dissemination, and training projects addressing family well-being across the life span. Newsletters and publication catalog are available upon request.

The Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities – P.O. Box 458, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 – A consortium of organizations serving people with disabilities by educating and encouraging Christian leaders and churches and by networking with other organizations for the disabled.

Handi Vangelism – 237 Fairchild Avenue, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Tel: (215) 302-7177

National Youth Leadership Network – Portland State University. Promoting leadership development and education in the pursuit of ensuring that all youth with disabilities have the opportunity to attain their maximum, unique and personal potential.

Reality Ministries.   “Creating opportunities for teens and adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and the life-changing Reality of Christ’s love.”

Soul Touchin’ Experience – SoulTouchin’ Experiences is an endeavor founded on the belief that in order to build a stronger community, there must be a heart and soul commitment to those who need assistance in order to begin caring for themselves and in turn caring for others.This is achieved through collaborative partnerships and progressive advocacy efforts, aimed at community empowerment along with systemic policy change for persons with and without disabilities on a local and national level

Special Olympics – Competitive world games and athletics for those with disabilities.

Whirlwind Network/Wheeled Mobility Center – College of Engineering, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 – An organization composed of engineers, machinists, mechanics, and designers who make customized wheelchairs for people worldwide. They have helped people in over 25 countries.

Young Life Capernaum Project – 2444 Moor Park, Suite 308A, San Jose, CA 95128. Tel: (408) 286-3207. Christian evangelistic ministry to youth with disabilities.


Bartholomew, B. (1990, February 4). “Ex-offenders aid world of disabled.” New York Times, p. 34.

Murr, A. (1990, May 7). “When gangs meet the handicapped.” Newsweek, p. 70.


Cheney, Glen Allan. (1995) Teens with Physical Disabilities: Real Life Stories of Meeting the Challenges. Enslow Pub Inc., 112pp.

Greene, Gary and Carol Kochhar. (2002) Pathways to Successfull Transition for Youth with Disabilities. Prentice Hall, 528pp.

Pierson, J. & Korth, B. (eds.). (1989). Reaching out to special people: A resource for ministry with persons who have disabilities. Standard Publishers.

Tada, J.E. (1987). All god’s children: Ministry to the disabled. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1987. A book designed to equip churches or individuals for ministry to people with mental, physical, or learning disabilities.

Reisler, Jim. (2002) Voices of the Oral Deaf: Fourteen Role Models Speak Out. McFarland and Company, 174pp.


Deaf Life – Box 63083, Marketplace Mall, Rochester, NY 14623-6383

Mark Pim and Kathryn Q. Powers
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