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National Collaborative on Faith & Disability Webinar: "Putting Faith to Work: Congregations as a Promising Pathway to Employment for People with Disabilities"

Date: November 15, 2017

Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Location: Online


National Collaborative on Faith & Disability Webinar: "Putting Faith to Work: Congregations as a Promising Pathway to Employment for People with Disabilities"

Presenters: Erik Carter (Vanderbilt University) and Implementing Congregations

Description: Far too many people with disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to participate in the work of work. How might faith communities play a role in supporting people with disabilities in their community to flourish in the workplace? Putting Faith to Work is a promising and practical model for tapping into the social capital, creativity, and commitment within a congregation to connect the gifts and talents of people with disabilities to meaningful work. This webinar will describe this practical approach and illustrate how local churches are putting their faith to work.

Tentative 2018 Webinar dates (topics TBD) include:

  • January 17, 2018, 1-2 pm
  • February 21, 2018, 1-2pm
  • March 21, 2018, 1-2pm
  • April 18, 2018, 1-2pm
  • May 16, 2018, 1-2pm

Webinars take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. (CST) and will be archived on the Collaborative website for later viewing.

Registration is required for each webinar. See registration links above. A confirmation email with instructions will be sent upon registration.

The National Collaborative on Faith and Disability (faithanddisability.org) supports people with disabilities, their families, and those who support them by providing national and international leadership in the areas of research, education, service, and dissemination related to disability, religion, and inclusive supports. It is a network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities with core funding administered by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).

For more information on the Collaborative on Faith and Disability and/or the Webinar series, contact Erik Carter at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu.

The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).