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Disabilities Ministry
 

The person sitting beside you has at least one disability!
But upon the return of the Christ, all disabilities shall be removed.
 
The Ministry to People With Disabilities [MPWD] at Shiloh attempts to:

  • Give special attention to members and others with disabilities
  • Develop programs for witnessing to people who have disabilities
  • Make recommendations regarding facilities accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Assist the Church in transportation solutions for people with disabilities
  • Advise departmental and Church leadership on involvement of members who have disabilities

Contact Info 
Carlos Skeete @ 404-509-7411

 


Removing barriers
 
People with disabilities remain one of the largest overlooked minorities in the world. Over one billion people – approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population – live with some form of disability. Included are some 93 million children aged 0–14 with disabilities who face discrimination in every aspect of their lives.
 
Barriers for children with disabilities and their families exist in different forms, including in negative attitudes, policies and legislation that discriminate and are not inclusive, or in physical environments that are not accessible.
 
Whether barriers block acceptance in school or on the playground, access to health services, basic nutrition or inclusion in emergency response, children with disabilities encounter them on a daily basis. They are prevented from participating equally in society.
 
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in 2008, recognizes that these barriers are often more disabling than an individual’s impairment, itself.
 
An accessible, barrier-free environment is the first step towards fulfilling the rights of children and people with disabilities. Let’s make it happen!
Shiloh SDA
810 Church Street, SE | Smyrna, GA 30080-3510