This panel will discuss the problems and prospects that persons with disabilities face in their relationship with the Church. The panelists represent a wide range of research, professional activity, and personal experience with persons with disabilities. Panelists will consider the following questions: Given that persons with disabilities and their caretakers are often sensitive, what is an appropriate terminology for such a discussion? What difference is there in the problems facing the physically disabled and the mentally impaired? What are the theological implications of persons with disabilities? The moral implications? What programs and social services for persons with disabilities does the Church provide? What generalizations may be made about the attitude of Mormon folk toward persons with disabilities? What is being done to improve the lot of Latter-day Saints with disabilities? What more can be done?
Levi S. Peterson, Gregory Prince, Janis Ferre, Brent Corcoran, Rebecca Worthen Chandler