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Living with Disabilities

Welcoming Children with Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities by Sally Patton (Boston: UUA, 2004) is a particularly useful resource for congregations. Ask the religious education in your congregation if they have a copy or order online at the UUA Bookstore.

Beacon Press has several titles concerning the life of the differently-abled.

Ebay has a short list of films with differently-abled protagonists, including Children of a lesser God (directed by Randa Haines, 1986, R) and My Left Foot (directed by Jim Shaeridan, 1989, R), both of which garnered Oscar nominations.

Non-violent communication

The Center for Nonviolent Communication has more to say about the benefits of communicating in a less threatening way.

Read more about non-violent communication in Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall E. Rosenberg and Arun Gandhi (Encinitas, CA: Puddledancer Press, 2003).

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