Listen to this story here For her BA in Christian Ministries at Steinbach (Man.) Bible College, Helena Fehr completed a practicum with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, researching accessibility…
You’re trying to picture what your friend is telling you about how her child is struggling. But all you’ve ever seen is a charming, polite boy, whom you can’t image…
Dog Days Entertainment
Jimmy Mitchell is a 14-year-old boy with a below-average IQ, an extreme fear of water and the ability to see angels. His uncompromising honesty puts him in the path of danger when he takes the stand in his defense lawyer father’s case, angering the town police and setting a drug dealer free.
Life Locked in a Suitcase
Dare to Dream Films
Olesia does whatever she sets her mind to: dances the salsa, publishes books and climbs mountains – literally and figuratively. What makes this remarkable is that Olesia has cerebral palsy. Her 70-year-old mother must carry her up stairways in a country where many doors to people with disabilities remain closed.
Mother of the Year and other Elusive Awards
Author: Kalyn Falk
When Kalyn Falk was explaining to a reporter why her son jumped in the river, beginning with “our house burned down six weeks ago, and we’ve had a lot of stress,” she realized her family’s story wouldn’t fit in a sound bite. The result is Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards, an honest look at the humour and heartbreak of raising a child with profound autism.
One in seven Canadians has a disability, and one in 50 children is diagnosed with autism alone: individuals and caregivers need support. Parents and leaders learned about fostering inclusion in the church and shared their personal stories of hits and misses at Hope Centre Ministries’ “IN” conference in Winnipeg, April 2013.
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The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of GodAuthor: Amos YongIn The Bible, Disability, and the Church, Amos Yong presents a well-reasoned and compelling biblical theology of disability. The content is refreshing and challenges our theological understanding of disability.