From Longing to Belonging: Including Adults with Disabilities in Congregational Life Quiz Quiz You have not taken this lesson's quiz yet What are some of the basic things congregations can do to support adults with disabilities?  Treat them like everyone else Support adults in synagogue life by talking about things you may have in common Ask what his or her family did for holidays All of the above What should you do when someone new who has a disability attends an event or services?  Ask the person to wait while you get the usher who has an uncle with a developmental disability to get them seated and comfortable. Greet them, show them where to sit, and introduce them to a few people and hope that someone will sit with them. Be sincere and treat them with the same respect and friendliness you show anyone else. Tell them that your congregation has a special service just for people with disabilities that they might find more comfortable. When a Congregant returns to the synagogue after acquiring a disability, you should always  Welcome them back. Treat them as you did before they acquired the disability. Don’t assume that because someone uses a wheelchair that they need your assistance—you can ask if they would like help. If they say “no” honor that Be patient. If you don’t understand what someone says, ask them to please repeat it. All of the above Which of the following is NOT an opportunity to include an adult who has a disability?  Act in a patronizing way and treat them like little children. Ask them to be a greeter at Shabbat Services. Ask if they need an accommodation in order to participate in services. (Common ones: large print prayer books, assistive listening devices, good lighting, etc.) Encourage them to participate in a congregational trip or a retreat. Don’t make assumptions about what people want.