Aired 2009-10 and 2011-12 on NBC. Presented by a Consortium of Jewish Organizations, Produced by Diva Communications
It is a startling number. According to the CDC, 1 out of 5 Americans has at least one disability. The fact is, we’re all going to be disabled one way or another. Time takes care of that. Things happen in life. But how we cope with that disability and how we deal with other people with disabilities – well, that’s a choice. A learned response. We need to change attitudes, remove barriers, and create a truly inclusive community.
A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities explored how faiths have moved toward inclusivity as they help ease the social isolation that often plagues the one out of five Americans with disabilities. This program highlighted the stories of people with disabilities who had been welcomed as valued members of their religious communities, where they had celebrated baptisms, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and annual events, as well as the stories of those who had found strength in their faith allowing them and others to see past their disabilities.