Wisconsin Faith Inclusion Network (WisFIN)
The Wisconsin Faith Inclusion Network (WisFIN) was established by The Wisconsin Disability Association in 2015 to help address the many unmet spiritual needs of people with disabilities. This effort is in response to a 2010 joint position paper developed and approved by AAIDD and The Arc. The mission of the WisFIN is to help connect people with disabilities and those that care for them with current resources, as well as to actively seek support to develop additional local and regional resources and programs to help address the spiritual needs of people with disabilities. For additional information, please contact Jim Hoegemeier of The Wisconsin Disability Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Faith Inclusion Network can provide the following:
For individuals and families: individual spiritual direction, training and support in advocating for recognition of spiritual needs and desires, referral to local resources and faith communities;
For faith communities: individualized consultation to help identify and address the spiritual needs of members with disabilities, a speaker for your congregation event/meeting, referral to other congregations to help share best practices in efforts to meet the spiritual needs of members with disabilities, referral to local resources;
For providers: individualized consultation to help identify and address the spiritual needs of the people you serve, consultation and assistance in incorporating spiritual needs and desires into individual service plans, assistance in working with local faith communities, referral to local resources.
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