Resources available to help support members with disabilities

Stake or ward disability specialists are a resource for local leaders seeking to help all members enjoy the blessings of Church participation -- and a support for families and individuals with disabilities.

This is, in essence, what new instructions concerning disability specialists entail on the Church's website. It is also what Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. of the Seventy emphasized in relation to a growing segment of the population – including Latter-day Saints – who are living daily with disabilities.

"We should not be afraid or concerned, but we should embrace the opportunity to bless the lives of these people and they are likely to bless our lives," said Elder Golden, who is assistant executive director of the Priesthood Department and advisor to Church Disability Services.

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