Welcome to Project RISE
Reflecting Inclusive Sanctuaries Everywhere
Community Support for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Reflecting Inclusive Sanctuaries for Everyone (RISE) is a project designed to explore how communities can better support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The two-year project was funded by the Louisville Institute and awarded to the School of Education at Francis Marion University.
In 2022, we will survey religious congregations across the United States to understand how they currently support children, youth, and adults with IDD.
Our team is currently working on developing the survey and sending it out into the community. Once we collect results, we will analyze and share the results here.
Check back to view results when they are available!
Looking for quick training on supporting people with disabilities? Click here to access Religious Organization Leaders Learning Inclusive Guidelines (ROLLING), which is a free six-lesson training you can use with your congregation to learn helpful strategies in supporting people with disabilities. Religious congregation leaders who completed this training were more knowledgeable and felt more confident in supporting people with disabilities. You can also sign up at https://canvas.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: PK3XAC.