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Christopher Phillips
Works at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Attended Utah State University
Lives in Pleasant Grove, UT
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I came across this quote by William Sloan Coffin that nails the problem with many overly sentimental disability advocacy efforts. 

"To show compassion for an individual without showing concern for the structures of society that make him an object of compassion is to be sentimental rather than loving." (William Sloan Coffin)
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"Church leaders have long encouraged members to value and welcome those with disabilities." 

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-provides-wide-array-of-disability-resources
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints strives to ensure that all within its reach, including those with disabilities, are valued and welcomed. A past statement by the First Presidency of the...
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+Christopher Phillips  I am hoping my Stake president is aware of this
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Great big list of accessibility and technology resources from the CSUN Disabilities and Technology:
http://curbcut.net/events/the-great-big-list-from-the-2012-csun-international-technology-persons-with-disabilities-conference/
Here's the thing– 2012 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference is a really big deal. It is a ...
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New information about the stake disability specialist calling has been added to the Serving in the Church section of LDS.org. This information elaborates on the information in Handbook 2: Administeri...
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Why I do the work that I do...

"I was escorted out of a church service yesterday with my 9-year old autistic son.

Despite the fact I had heard of this sort of thing happening on the news more than once, I never expected it to happen to me.

You see, I’ve never been asked to leave anywhere with Max.  Not restaurants, not movie theaters, or shopping malls or grocery stores or any other place I can think of." 

http://www.jitteryplanet.com/?p=1929
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Here’s the thing– 2012 California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference is a really big deal. It is a gathering of people and ideas unlike any other in the world. As a follow up to the 2011 Great Big List, below is a collection of people, ideas, presentation and other resources from the 2012 conference. I’ll be monitoring the channels to add new content,...
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A photographic essay of someone acquiring a disability. For me, it served as a beautiful reminder of the thin line between the sometimes meaningless categorizations of people who are temporarily able bodied and people with disabilities. Enjoy. (warning: brief nudity and graphic medical imagery) Jeff’s Website
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Many accessibility efforts to make information more accessible to users with disabilities provide benefits to all users. Calling out these benefits can lead to a decision for accessibility in spite of the benefits provided to users with disabilities. Captions are a great example,here are a few lists outlining some of those: The Benefits of Captioning (sidebar) Benefits of Closed Captioning Benefits of Captioning Who Benefits from Captions Benefi...
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Education
  • Utah State University
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Preston High School
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Toph
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Manager, Disability Services
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  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Disability Office, present
  • Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Utah State University
  • Weber High School
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Pleasant Grove, UT
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Preston, Idaho - Boston, MA - Durres, Albania - Preston, Idaho