LDS Disability News

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.

(dis)Abilities and the Gospel: How to Bring People with Special Needs Closer to Christ

Danyelle Ferguson and Lynn Parsons released a book this summer titled (dis)Abilities and the Gospel: How to Bring People with Special Needs Closer to Christ. I have wanted to make a big announcement with a detailed review ever since, but since that has not happened yet, I at least wanted to make sure that people are aware and will point you to some other book reviews.

Story of Ethan, a Young Man with Autism Passing the Sacrament

The father of a Ethan, a young man with autism begins his story by recounting a visit from their bishop to discuss their son receiving the priesthood:

"Well, as we sat and discuss this for nearly an hour, Bishop Noble said (and I'm paraphrasing), "I think we should ordain Ethan. Not just for him, but for the ward. I think it would be a great thing for the ward to be able to see him passing the sacrament and experience him. In fact, I hope he does have a meltdown while passing the sacrament..."

"Are you kidding me!?!

"That's right,

"I hope he does have a meltdown while passing the sacrament."

Jeremy Chatelain, Seminary Teacher who is Quadripalegic

A Deseret News story highlighting Jeremy and Sarah Chatelain and their two children. Jeremy was hired as a full-time seminary teacher and shortly thereafter was involved in a diving accident 13 years ago that crushed his fifth and sixth vertebrae and caused immediate paralysis. Since then, he has travelled a long road and now teaches seminary again in Odgen, Utah. From the article:

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