City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities
- Pray that local churches abandon “blame based” models of understanding behaviors influenced by brain chemistry differences, and work towards eradication of stigma.
Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few. Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do. These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities. She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279