Since June 1978 ABHMS has officially recognized those with disabilities as an integral part of Christian fellowship and ministry. Areas of concern and current issues include adequate access and accommodations in both church and public settings, employment, training, education, service and mental health.
The following resources are intended to help you and your congregation spread the word about hiring qualified individuals with disabilities:
- Bulletin insert: “Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities”
- “Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: Suggested Steps for Congregations”
“Grounded in Faith: Resources on Mental Health and Gun Violence” is a resource for congregational leaders, disability advocates and other concerned persons who wish to ensure that the ongoing debate around gun violence prevention neither stigmatizes people with mental illnesses nor deprives them of their rights and freedoms. The publication was released by the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities. A member of IDAC, ABHMS provided leadership on the publication.