Planning Sheet for Events

Inclusion should be intentional in every area of church life. Distribute copies of this sheet to all groups involved in church-wide or small group planning with the explanation that it should be used for every meeting and event.



THIS IS AN INTENTIONAL PLANNING CHECK SHEET

TO KEEP IN HAND WHEN YOU PLAN

Why use this sheet?  Because our church seeks to

  • Recognize and use the gifts of persons with special needs.
  • Incorporate persons with special needs into the life of the church.
  • Become informed on how to enable persons with disabilities to fully participate, and remind us of our intention to work with them to make it happen.

Activity or Event Check Sheet

1.  Does my design team include a person or persons with special needs? Yes_____ No_____

If no, invite someone.

2. Names of persons with impairments who are candidates for this committee or group:

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3.  Before planning, do I need printed or human resources to give me suggestions about accessibility and inclusion?   Yes_____ No______

If yes, here are the names of persons who can provide resources:

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4.  How can publicity for my activity reflect thoughtfulness regarding special needs such as special diets or porta-potty or ramps or sign language or guides for persons who are blind?

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5.  If my activity is away from the church, have I personally investigated the accessibility of the site? Yes _____ No ______

Accessibility includes parking, ramps, restrooms, and sound system adaptable for persons with hearing impairments and access to a place of worship, meeting rooms and portable potties. Assume nothing.

6.  Would members of my special planning area benefit from speech reading classes or training as guides or mentors?

Yes____ No____

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If yes, investigate church or community opportunities. If none are available, request help to provide training.

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