LDS Disability News

Young Women Who Have Disabilities

There is a new page in the Young Woman section of LDS.org titled Young Women Who Have Disabilities. The page includes this statement:

Young women who have disabilities are normally included in their regular classes. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the parents and the priesthood leaders. Flexibility may be needed in utilizing the approved programs to meet the needs of these young women.

Ensign Call for Disability Articles

Last month on page 79 of the Ensign this call for articles was issued:

Are you a Church member with a physical disability? Or are you a caretaker, teacher, or leader of someone with such a disability? We invite you to submit personal accounts of how you or others have adapted Church programs or materials to fit the needs of those with physical disabilities.

Please send your submission (500 words or less) by August 21, 2006, to ensign@ldschurch.org or to Ensign Editorial, 50 E. North Temple St. Rm. 2420, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3220, USA. Clearly mark your submission “Adapting,” and at the top of your submission, write your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and ward and stake (or branch and district).

Part-time Service Missionary Opportunities for Members with Disabilities

While serving a full-time proselyting mission may not be an option for some members, there are many other opportunities to serve as a part-time service mission assignments. However, finding a good opportunity and going through the process of receiving a call can be a difficult process. To help in the process, LDS Ability has set up a new page with some tips, ideas and links to helpful resources.

Part-time Service Missionary Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.

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