Children With Handicaps

Publisher:  United Church of Canada, Division on Mission in Canada
Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2399

The United Church of Canada, like many other organizations, has become aware of how barriers of attitudes and architecture have prevented many handicapped children from participating in the kinds of activities available to non-disabled children.

Abstract:  The United Church of Canada, like many other organizations, has become aware of how barriers of attitudes and architecture have prevented many handicapped children from participating in the kinds of activities available to non-disabled children. The Church has been working for many years to change this but much attention was focused on it during 1981, The International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP).

Available from the United Church are a variety of resources, both for general education about the ways the Church can respond to the needs of handicapped children as well as some more specific ones. The IYDP Kit for $1.00 provides a good overview of the needs with some suggestions for action. It can be ordered from CANEC Supply, 85 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto by citing Catalogue no. 051906006. Ready, Willing and Disabled is a packet designed for children to help them grow in their understanding and appreciation of disabled people. It sells for $3.00 from CANEC, cat. no. 853601034.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Stimulation Programme (cat. no. 051906009) provides a wealth of suggestions for parents for the stimulation of their child's development during the early years. This is particularly helpful for parents with handicapped children. It is available from CANEC for $5.00.

The Accessible Kit contains a variety of resources to help churches plan renovations to make their facilities more accessible to persons in wheelchairs. It costs $5.00 from CANEC (cat. no. 0519006008).

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