Disability Awareness

United Methodist Task Force on Developmental Disabilities

For more information about the United Methodist Task Force on Developmental Disabilities and disability concerns in general, contact the General Board of Global Ministries/UMCOR Disability Concerns website.  

From the "United Methodist Book of Discipline"

¶265.4 "Disability Awareness Sunday — Disability Awareness Sunday shall be observed annually on a date to be determined by the annual conference. Disability Awareness Sunday calls the Church to celebrate the gifts and graces of persons with disabilities and calls the Church and society to full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community. If the annual conference so directs, an offering may be received and the funds used by the annual conference to promote the creation of architectural and attitudinal accessibility in local churches. The observance of Disability Awareness Sunday shall be under the general supervision of the General Board of Global Ministries."