On the Disability Resources page at LDS.org I learned that 17 % of children are affected by a developmental disability, 22% of adults report some type of physical disability, and 46% of adults will suffer from a diagnosable form of mental disorder in their lifetime. These statistics concur with my own experiences in ward life as a member of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints. For the most part I have seen Church members respond to the needs of their fellow parishioners with compassion. For example:
-I love seeing my ward members move a large side chair from the foyer into the chapel every Sunday to help an elderly man with limited mobility be comfortable during sacrament meeting.