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The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities

The Church News has provided an excellent review of this presentation available here.

As part of the Men and Women of Faith series sponsored by the Church History Library Dr. Bryce Fifield will be giving a presentation titled The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities on June 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Church Office Building Main Floor Auditorium.

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Resources

LDS Disabilities Help is a website that seeks "solutions to help those with disabilities fully participate at church".

"This group is for members of the LDS Church who are diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder and their families, friends and leaders who would like to support them."

"For LDS Professionals who work in the area of disability."

"This page is specific to those LDS families that have someone with Down syndrome in their life."

"General group for members with disabilities, family members, teachers, leaders or anyone else interested. "

Church Magazines

A story about Kailey, a young woman who is going blind and the efforts of the bishopric youth committee in her ward to support her.

Kuha‘o C. from Hawaii shared his gift of music and reading his scriptures in braille.

How do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love?

Brittany R. shares how she reaches out to serve others after being diagnosed with a rare disease that paralyzed her digestive tract.

Story of Mitch who was born with Spina Bifida and his Scout troop.

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Adjusting to having a child with a disability is a process, not an event. Ten percent of all children have a disability or a long-term chronic illness. Although it is a reasonably common experience, most parents are not prepared to hear, “Your child has a serious disability.” It takes some time to learn how to deal with the confusion, physical demands, behavioral challenges, extra expenses, and feelings of embarrassment and loneliness. If you have experienced or are still going through this process of adjustment, it is important for you to know that many of your responses and reactions are normal.