Special Needs/Accessibilities Committee

ACCESS TO THE MESSAGE

The Members of the Special Needs/Accessibilities Committee explore, develop and offer resources to make the Alcoholics Anonymous message, and participation in our program, available to everyone who reaches out for it.

BASIC COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS

The purpose of Special Needs/Accessibilities Committee is to assist members who want to provide assistance and access to A.A. to those with special needs. While there are no special A.A. members, there are many members who have special needs. This would include those who may be hearing-, visually-, or speech-impaired, those who are homebound, chronically ill, those who use wheelchairs, walkers or crutches, and those who are developmentally disabled or who suffer from brain damage, stroke, etc. Whatever their disability may be, it is hoped that they would never be excluded from A.A. meetings, Twelve Step work or A.A. service.

COMMITTEE CHAIR

The Special Needs/Accessibilities Committee Chair is an appointed position on the General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson, please see the following Job Description.

To contact the Special Needs/Accessibilities Committee Chair, e-mail: specialneedsaccessibitilies@bcyukonaa.org

FURTHER INFORMATION

The information available below may be helpful to those seeking to carry the A.A. message to those with Special Needs and/or Accessibility concerns. The links are to pages on A.A.'s World Services Website (www.aa.org) from which the following resources may be accessed:

Special Needs/Accessibilities Workbook [pdf]

A.A. Guidelines for Serving Alcoholics With Special Needs [pdf]



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