Access-Life is all about “bridging the gap” between individuals and families affected by disabilities to Jesus and Christ-honoring churches. They plan programs that have wholesome and fun events and activities for people of all ages. They offer a variety of programs from outdoor, sports, and local fellowshipping outreach events to fishing, crafts, and prayer opportunities.
Champions Club is a specially designed developmental area for kids, youth, and adults with special needs. Our goal was to develop a program that would meet the developmental needs of children in four important ways: SPIRITUALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, MENTALLY, and PHYSICALLY. Our focus is on spiritual growth through God’s Word, developing the intellect of each participant through the five senses, educationally through various learning tools, as well as engaging the child physically during active gross motor fun. We can adapt Champions Clubs to a school or public facility environment. Now there are Champions Clubs in schools, churches, and facilities all across America and around the world
Christ for People with Developmental Disabilities
Christ For People With Developmental Disabilities shares the love and word of God with disabled people. They encourage participants through praise and worship, Bible lessons, prayer, fun activities, and fellowship.
CCDM, an independent non-profit ministry, partners with individuals, churches, and other organizations to bring change in the lives of persons affected with disabilities by providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction, and spiritual growth. They offer trainings, resources, and manage residential facilities for persons with disabilities.
Christian Institute on Disability | Joni & Friends
The Christian Institute on Disability brings impact to the world by providing biblical worldview and life-giving truth on issues pertaining to life, dignity, justice, and equality that affect people with disabilities. They promote life, human dignity, and the value of all individuals despite disabling conditions through education, training, and equipping programs.
Church Relations | Joni and Friends
Through the Church Engagement ministry, Joni & Friends provide resources and training to help churches welcome all people, including those with disabilities, into church life and ministry. Check out all the resources available on this page.
CLC Network partners with schools, churches, and families to create communities of belonging for persons of all abilities. They offer educational consultation, online book study, educational evaluations, church resources, and online courses for both the ability and disability.
Crossroads Fellowship Australia
Crossroads is a Christ-centered organization for people with disabilities. They provide resources on how to assist people with disabilities. There are also books for children with disabilities.
Elevate Christian Disability Trust
Elevate Christian Disability Trust is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization that serves people with disabilities. They promote awareness of people with disabilities through churches, community groups, information seminars and camps. They also provide resources through audio library, Braille and large print books for the blind or visually impaired.
Family Retreats | Joni & Friends
Joni & Friends has retreat programs for families affected by disability. Through these family retreats, and in partnership with local churches, Joni & Friends can offer hope and help to struggling families.
HeartShaper has designed a children’s curriculum to help kids discover God through His Word. The curriculum is Bible-based, builds on age-appropriate spiritual development for toddlers to preteens, features two hours of correlated curriculum for all 3 early childhood levels, and includes Special Needs Friendly activities that will work well with all kids, including those with disabilities.
Hope Have reaches out with love, hope and opportunity to adults and children with special needs. They offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of this special group of people. They also share the good news of Jesus Christ to them so they, too, can experience the love of God.
I Have a Disability | Joni & Friends
This page from Joni & Friends website tries to provide answers for common questions related to disability. They also provide links to helpful websites that are also related to disability.
Inspiration Ministries is a Christian-based residential community and respite care provider for adults with ability challenges. Their work center, resale shop, special events and volunteer opportunities give people with disabilities a chance to build friendships and serve the community.
International Outreach | Joni & Friends
Joni & Friends works with the international community to bring disability awareness and training worldwide. Incorporated with the Gospel message, Joni & Friends partners with churches and other organizations to educate, to train, and to accelerate Christian ministry to people with disabilities and their families.
Joni and Friends International Disability Center
Joni and Friends is a ministry that reaches out to people with disabilities. They evangelize people affected by disabilities, as well as their families. They also train and mentor people with disabilities so they, too, can reach out to others.
Joy Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian ministry in Vancouver. The focus of this ministry is to reach out and address the needs of people with mental or physical disabilities. They offer Bible studies, outreach teams, special events, and more programs for people with disabilities.
Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Life Without Limbs
Life Without Limbs is founded by Nick Vujicic. This organization is all about sharing Jesus Christ to those with special needs or disabilities. Its mission is to cross boundaries and break down barriers to build bridges that bring people to the love and hope found in Jesus Christ.
LifeWay has resources for adults and kids with special needs. You can check out the list on their website.
Lift Disability Network
Lift Disability Network is founded in Christian faith. This ministry provides the disability community a safe place where they can have fellowship with one another and pray for each other. LDN also aids the disability family with programs that include social services, mentoring, mental health and family counseling, social events, and spiritual development.
Radio Program | Joni & Friends
The Joni & Friends Radio Program is a four-minuted broadcast hosted by Joni Eareckson Tada. The inspirational program airs daily, sharing a biblical perspective on a wide range of topics.
Response Team Encouragement Information and Resources | Joni and Friends
Joni & Friends provides encouragement and counseling especially to the disabled. Although they already have posted help answers on their Help & Inspiration page, you can still contact their staff if you have a personal question, a specific need, or even a prayer request. You can find their contact information on their website.
Wheels for the World | Joni & Friends
Wheels for the World is another ministry program of Joni & Friends. Through Wheels for the World, those who cannot walk are provided the gift of mobility and the opportunity to be shared with the Word of God. Wheels for the World provides wheelchairs to those who cannot walk.
Mark 2 Ministries
The ministry of Mark 3 Ministries is focused in reaching out to people with disabilities. Evangelism and discipleship are the top priorities of Mark 2 Ministries in ministering to people with disabilities.
NATHHAN (National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network)
NATHHAN is an organization which helps Christian families with members that have special needs. They provide resources, as well as counseling.
Mephibosheth Ministry reaches out to people disabilities, as well as their families, and they offer help and encouragement to people affected by their chronic illness.
Nathaniel’s Hope shares “the Hope” with Kids with Special Needs (VIP kids) and their families. They have built a national network of churches to serve families with special needs by helping them start or expand their special needs ministries through the “Buddy Break” program, a parents-day-out respite program once a month. Other programs include: National VIP Birthday Club, Christmas with Nathaniel’s Hope, Annual Make ‘m Smile festival, and an Online Resource Center.
Parents Instructing Challenged Children (PICC) is a ministry of LEAH ( Loving Education At Home), a Christian home education support organization. PICC LEAH helps families with children who have special needs. They provide support, resources, counseling, and more.
PURE Ministries began as Zachariah’s Way in the fall of 2003 by the family of Zachariah Emerson, who lived a short life but had changed the lives of many. The desire of PURE Ministries is to share the blessings and pure joy of people with special needs (PURE people) and their families with all who will listen and get involved.
Relentless Grace (book)
By Richard Dixon
Relentless Grace is an uplifting story of hope in the face of overwhelming obstacles. It is the true story of Richard Dixon and how he was able to cope with his physical disability and other problems in life. This book reminds us of God's faithfulness in the face of our lack of faith. Inspirational, encouraging, and gut-wrenchingly real, Relentless Grace will bring laughter, tears and a renewed sense of God's presence.
Rest Ministries is non-profit Christian organization that serves people with disabilities and chronic illness. They provide disabled individuals, as well as their families, with spiritual, emotional, relational, and practical support through their programs and resources.
Shepherds Resources empowers people with disabilities to use their God-given gifts and abilities for the glory of God. Just as Christ models servanthood for all of His followers, they encourage, assist and support people with disabilities in using their strengths in service to God. On their website are resources for individuals and families and also a list of their ministries that you could get involved in.
Through the Roof
Through the Roof is a national Christian ministry that equips churches and organizations to fulfill the biblical message of inclusion of people with disability in the society. They also provide opportunities for Christians to get involved with mission to and with disabled people such as those that are mobility impaired, those that have learning disabilities or mental health issues, those that are sight and hearing impaired.
Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp, and other exciting activities.