"Three of every 100 babies born today have some kind of defect; many other persons are disable by illness or disease. Too many of these people find our churches difficult to get into and to participate in. .... Our churches can only benefit from including those who have disabilities. Changes in church and Sunday school programs will usually enhance the worship and learning of everyone. These individuals will gain from their participation in the church. They also have much to offer the church. Ohsberg describes various disabilities, using common language, to help church teachers and leaders identify special needs persons may have. He then suggests a number of practical ways in which we can help these persons feel welcome". -- back cover.
Contents: Note about terminology -- A Wish [Poem] / Kim De Long -- Preface dated 1989 / Oliver Ohsberg -- The church and disabled persons -- You, the teacher -- Intellectual impairment -- Communication impairment -- Visual impairment -- Physical impairment -- Chronic medical problems -- Social and emotional disorders -- Summary -- Resources
Resources section contains: Bibliography -- Films --Agencies.
Colophon: Printed in Canada by Hignell Printing Ltd., Winnipeg, MB R3G 2B4.
Author "lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is associate professor of Christian education and associate dean at Acadia Divinity College, where he supervises the Master of Religious Education degree program .... Oliver and Wilma (Huva) Ohsberg are members of the United Baptist Church, New Minas, Nova Scotia".