Dr Nathan Grills, Mrs Natalie Tan and Ms Jubin Varghese will be presenting on ‘Promoting Church Inclusion of Intellectual Disability Across India’.
Christian communities and churches in India have been slow to include people with disability and especially those with intellectual disabilities. Justification for inclusion is throughout the Bible (Christian holy book), yet various physical and social barriers remain. In response, the Engage Disability movement was initiated in 2014. This presentation describes the case study of Engage Disability, a bottom up national movement of NGOs, churches and pastors to promote disability inclusion in faith communities in India.