“Inclusion,” Disability Services: Leaders (2020)

“Inclusion,” Disability Services: Leaders


General principles for working with members with disabilities are found in General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 38.8.31, including information on the following:

  • Increasing awareness and understanding

  • Providing opportunities to serve and participate

  • Giving assistance

  • Providing ordinances for those with an intellectual disability

  • Organizing special classes, programs, or units

  • Assigning interpreters for members who are deaf or hard of hearing

Other sections on inclusion for members with disabilities:

  • How members of a priesthood quorum or group can offer love and encouragement to brethren who have disabilities: General Handbook, 8.10.1

  • How sisters can offer friendship and encouragement as sisters with disabilities increase their personal righteousness: 9.4.2, 9.6.2, and 9.10.1

  • How the ward council can support ward members with long-term needs, including disabilities: 22.2.2

  • Planning activities: 20.2.3

  • Watching over and fellowshipping young men with disabilities: 10.4.2 and 10.8.2

  • Including young women with disabilities: 11.3.4, and 11.6.2