Theological Resources

Autism and Alleluias
by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc

Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities
by Deborah Beth Creamer

The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability 
by Nancy Eiesland

Human Disability and the Service of God: Reassessing Religious Practice
by Nancy Eiesland

Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality
by Thomas E. Reynolds


Church Resources

Conducting an Accessibility Audit

There are three different ways to complete an audit:

  1. The extensive audit helps a church walk through the process of getting to the church building, participating in scheduled events and gatherings, accessing general use spaces (such as restrooms and the Sanctuary), and assessing the attitudinal climate toward persons with differences or disabilities.
  2. The mini-audit is available and provides surface information on mostly physical updates that can be completed at the church site.
  3. In response to Paragraph 2533 of the Book of Discipline, trustees are charged with the care of the physical church buildings and properties, and thereby have an annual audit to complete.

United Methodist Committee on DisAbility Ministries 

West Ohio Conference Safe Sanctuaries

The United Methodist Church General Commission on Religion & Race


Parent Resources

Educational/School Resources

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Education: Office of Exceptional Children

The Ohio School for the Deaf

Ohio State School for the Blind


Autism Resources

Autism Internet Modules

Nationwide Childrens Hospital: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

UMCOR: Global Health and Development


Developmental Disabilities Resources

Ohio Association of County Boards: Serving People with Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council