2020-2021 Webinar Series

The AAIDD Religion and Spirituality Interest Network is pleased to invite you to its 2020-2021 webinar series:

Black Lives with IDD and Their Faith Communities:

A discussion of the role of church communities in the lives of black and brown people with IDD and their families

Session 1: To Be Black and Christian with a Disability

  • November 10, 2020 at 3:00pm EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Luchara Wallace, Director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations and Associate Professor in Special Education, Western Michigan State University (READ MORE)
  • Watch Dr. Wallace’s introductory video here.

The full webinar is now available online, and you can watch it below!

View and Download Dr. Wallace’s PowerPoint Slides

Session 2: Roles of Church Communities in the Lives of Black People with IDD

  • December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST
  • Speaker: Dr. LaTonya Penny, Senior Pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Roxboro, NC and the Executive Director for Family Abuse Services, a domestic violence service provider (READ MORE)
  • Watch Dr. Penny’s introductory video here.

    The full webinar is now available online, and you can watch it below!

Session 3: A Black Pastor with Autism and his Relationship to his Church

  • January 5, 2012 at 3:00pm EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Lamar Hardwick, lead pastor at Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia. In 2014 at the age of 36, Lamar was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (READ MORE)
  • You can watch Dr. Hardwick’s introductory video here.
  • The full recording is now available and can be watched below!

View and download Dr. Hardwick’s PowerPoint slides

Session 4: Black Lives with IDD and Their Faith Communities

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Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration

For additional information, please contact Debby Fisher.