Its hard to choose among the many wonderful efforts that are being undertaken in the Orthodox Church around the world, but here are seventeen to start with. In the RESOURCES there are many more.
An effort by an Orthodox Parish Church, the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady Temple: providing 3-D icons for the blind and sign language for the deaf: http://rt.com/news/church-deaf-blind-moscow/
An Orthodox Monastery’s effort: homes and medical treatment for children and adults: http://www.obitel-minsk.by/obitel-minsk_mid538.html
Comprehensive training toward a productive life in Lebanon: http://www.al-kafaat.org/
Respite care, day care, and permanent accomodation in Australia: http://www.estia.org.au/
Challenge Liturgy in various North American Greek Orthodox Christian Churches: http://www.archangelmichaelchurch.org/challenge.htm
Father Stephen Plumlee’s essays: The Handicapped and Orthodox Worship http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=65 & Some Practical Suggestions for Parish Ministry To People With Special Needs http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=64
Matushka Wendy Cwiklinski’s Church and the Child with Invisible Disabilities http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=251
Fr. John Matusiak’s The Accessible Church http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=55
Alana’s How Can the Church Minister to the Chronically Ill? http://morningcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-can-church-minister-to-chronically.html
TEXTS IN ENGLISH | THE GOLDEN THREAD OF FAITH: MENTAL ILLNESS AND … The Soul: an Interview with Dr. Marina Busigina
Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green’s Loving a Child with Autism – Writings – Frederica.com
A workbook, a booklet, a book, and an episcopal summary
The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome – Light & Life Publishing … The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome for People with Disabilities by Fr. John Chryssavgis.
Disability and Communion | Standing Conference of the Canonical … Orthodox Bishops In the Americas