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DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 5 – MARKETING TO DISABLED YOUTH AND FAMILIES)

It is not enough for a youth ministry program to simply be ready to serve the Disabled Youth Community. Rather, the ministry should be proactive in making the Disabled Youth Community aware of its accessibility. It is hoped that any ministry targeting youth with disabilities will be in..
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DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 4 – COGNITIVE DISABILITIES)

Accommodations for students with cognitive impairments can include the use of visual cues, mixed media, and the repetition of major points. Experiential exercises are often effective for a young person with intellectual or cognitive disabilities. Role-playing works well for a person with developmental disabilities – the process of playing..
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DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 3 – HEARING IMPAIRMENTS)

If a student who is deaf is using an interpreter, group members will need to take turns during discussions.  If several people are talking at the same time, which is not uncommon in youth group meetings, the interpreter will be unable to communicate all the..
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DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 2 – VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS)

Youth who are visually impaired need to orient themselves to the group setting in a different manner than those who are sighted. They will need to understand the group environment, including the position of all the participants and the format or structure of learning activities such as readings, or breakout..
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DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 1)

This is the first in a series of posts on youth ministry and youth with disabilities. While accommodations may be needed to integrate people with disabilities into your youth ministry group settings, it is important to first emphasize what all group members have in common.  Youth workers..
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