The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities recently awarded funds to The Arc of Greater Tarrant County for the first year of a three-year project. The Arc will work with the local faith-based community to increase the inclusion of people with an intellectual and developmental disability in faith communities of their choice. Information on inclusive practices will be provided at two faith-based symposiums, with the first planned for spring 2013.
Each participating group will return to its community with an implementation plan, supports, follow-up and the charge to assist other groups in duplicating their efforts. A research component will evaluate successes and the impact of inclusion in faith communities.