Disability News and Updates


One Person Can Make a Difference

April 16, 2013

In a recent Church News and Events article “Church Member Helps Others Succeed” Steve Mikita, a stake disability specialist, encourages others to be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a disability.

A companion article “Resources available to help support members with disabilities” shows how a disability specialist can be a resource to local leaders. A disability specialist can help facilitate understanding and be the “one” Brother Mikita talked about.

More information on the disability specialist calling page on lds.org.



Meet Katie V.

April 9, 2013

The April Friend highlighted Katie V. who has Down syndrome in “Friends Around the World.” Katie enjoys playing with her best friend and eating strawberries. You can also watch a video about Katie on The Friend’s website on the “One in a Million” page.



Bonds of Friendship

April 9, 2013

An article in the April New Era called “Brothers and Sisters—Friends Forever” gives an example of how the gospel can bring siblings closer together. These four siblings, one with cerebral palsy, show how their testimonies, service, and love for one another have been strengthened through the gospel.