Disclaimer: Please be aware
that sites listed
here are not under the control of Joy Fellowship. Because of this, we
cannot guarantee the content of these sites, although every effort has
been made, and will continue to be made, to insure the suitability and
appropriateness of each of the links. Furthermore, there
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We encourage you to evaluate these resources yourself. Please note that
these are not necessarily Christian organizations.
ABLEDATA - Providing information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.
Accessible Housing Society - A Calgary-based non-profit organization creating opportunities for safe, affordable, barrier-free housing for people experiencing mobility problems.
Amazing Grace Ministries - Disability Resource List - Extensive list includes links to rehabilitation resources, canine services, medical services, research, financial aid, and more.
Audioblox - A system for overcoming dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and other learning difficulties.
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped - Helps the blind and visually impaired find Bibles in Braille, large print, or on cassette as well as link them to resources they may need.
Cerebral Palsy Information - A comprehensive information resource on cerebral palsy including spastic, athetoid, and ataxic cerebral palsy in children.
Christ for People with Developmental Disabilities - Sharing the word and love of Jesus Christ with people who have developmental disabilities, especially those who remain isolated from the church community. Offers resources including an audio seminar (two 60-minute CDs and a manual) titled God Sees the Heart, which is designed for training and mentoring churches and individuals in special needs ministry.
Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities - A consortium of Christian organizations working in disability ministry, providing a platform and sounding board to communicate and interact with those who are interested in promoting the spiritual well-being of people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
The Christian Ministries with Disabled Trust - A non-profit Christian organization serving people who live with disabilities.
Crossroads NSW, Australia - A Christ-centred organisation for people with disabilities and those who care for them, affirming them, advocating for them, and promoting their integration into, and acceptance by, the community and Christian churches. They also provide a listing of organisations that provide special activities or services in a Christian context for people with disabilities in Australia.
Deaf Ministries Worldwide - Sending His light and truth to deaf people everywhere.
Developmental Disabilities Association - A community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Vancouver and Richmond.
DisabilitiesMinistries.com - Praying for sick and hurting people all over the world.
Disability Campaign - Joni Eareckson Tada's latest initiative to provide resources and practical assistance.
Disability Foundation - Working to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Vancouver and British Columbia as well as across North America and around the world.
Disability Now - UK’s leading disability site, giving a whole range of useful information: news and feature articles, links, an archive, and a chat forum.
Disability Social History Project - A community project, presenting the exciting and rich history of people with disabilities, including disabled heroes, important events, and resources.
Disabled Living Foundation - A national UK charity working for greater independence for disabled people through equipment, advice, and information.
DISC (DISabilities Concerns) - For persons living with physically or mentally challenging conditions and their friends, families, caretakers, lay associates, and clergy.
Easter Seals - Provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.
Eleos Ministries - To embrace, elevate, and empower the disability family through faith, mentorship, and community.
Farese.com - Providing hope and encouragement through various links and personal testimonies of individuals who have overcome the difficult trials of life through faith in Jesus Christ.
Fern’s Homestead - An online support group for those living with chronic illness and their loved ones.
Friendship Ministries - Helping churches and organizations minister with people who have mental impairments, not to them, by establishing groups and encouraging one-on-one relationships.
Hope Haven - Based in Rock Valley, Iowa, Hope Haven reaches out in the name of Jesus with love, hope, and opportunity. It offers a variety of programs for adults and children with special needs.
I Lift My Eyes Up - Inspiring web ministry that invites prayer requests, intercession, and quiet times, and hundreds of links including disability resources.
Institute on Independent Living - Serving self-help organizations of disabled people who work for equal opportunities, self-determination, and self-respect.
Inspiration Ministries - A non-profit Christian organization devoted to serving people with disabilities. Promotes independent living for the disabled with a residential facility, a camp, a retreat center, a workshop, bookstore, and resale shop located in Wisconsin, USA.
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet - Working to have the largest collection of disability resources anywhere in the world.
International China Concern - A Christian development organisation that works with abandoned and disabled people in China.
Interstitial Cystitis Network - Focused on and dedicated to the chronic bladder condition. Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Network was created by a long-time IC patient as a way to build a free hands-on community for everyone who has been affected by IC. It offers intelligent, caring advice as well as factual information. Site features include articles, an IC forum, IC-friendly recipes, an IC encyclopedia, and a personal journal (blog) section..
The Invisible Disabilities Advocate - Helping people understand chronic, debilitating, “invisible” illness.
Joni and Friends - The Disability Outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada. In its 20th year, Joni and Friends, the disability outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada, is dedicated to extending the love and message of Christ to people who are affected by disability, whether it is the disabled person, a family member, or friend. Their objective is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this group of people in practical ways.
JRG Ministries - A non-denominational, non-profit organization serving the spiritual needs of people who have disabilities through friendship, inclusion, advocacy, and ministry development.
Know-the-ADA - From the Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities, a guide for implementing U.S. federal and state disabilities laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Also see this page for information and links on ADHD.
Lamb’s Way - A ministry to medically fragile infants, children with special health care needs, and their families.
Mark 2 Ministries - Their mission is to evangelize, disciple, and integrate into local churches individuals with disabilities.
Music Therapy and ADD/ADHD - Examines the power of using popular music, something people already listen to, as a way for people to express their feelings. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip, a therapeutic rock band.
National Resource Center on AD/HD - Provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Praying Hands Ranches Inc. (PHR) - A Christian, non-denominational organization and a member of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), committed to meeting the needs of mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged children and adults in a ranch environment, therapeutic center.
Prospects - A Christian voluntary organisation in the UK that values and supports people with learning disabilities so they can live their lives to the full.
Rest Ministries - A non-profit Christian organization that exists to serve people who live with chronic illness or pain, and their families, by providing spiritual, emotional, relational, and practical support through a variety of resources.
Shepherds Ministries - A non-profit organization existing for the purpose of glorifying God by assisting individuals with mental disabilities to reach their potential for growth and training others to minister in the similar way.
The Sibling Support Project - A U.S. national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Based at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
Six Friends - Resources for Christian families living with a visual impairment.
Social Security Disability Secrets - (U.S.) Social Security Disability information for the benefits claim approval system, and advice, tips, secrets, and answers for winning cases and claims.
The Special Gathering Chapel Services - Religious services for the mentally challenged community sponsored by local churches. Centered around Cocoa, Florida, USA.
Special Needs Family Fun - Offers family fun and resources for families with disabilities and special needs.
Special Needs Project - Good Books about Disabilities - The best place for books and other materials about disabilities. Includes many disability links.
Special Touch Ministry - Serving the concerns of people with disabilities.
Stroke of Love Ministries - Its goal is to see that everyone involved in a catastrophic illness is biblically equipped to deal with all the grief, depression, and heartache that accompanies such an event.
Through the Roof - Christian disability ministry providing information, training, and support for disabled people, churches, and other organisations.
United Spinal Association - A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Americans with spinal cord injuries or diseases by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence.
Young Life Capernaum Greater Seattle - Opening the door of abundant life in Christ to teens with disabilities through caring friendships.