Sacraments: Gifts for All. (Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation available)
Welcome One, Welcome All:Inclusive Religious Education Resource Binder. 1All About Mass - Student Edition(Uses limited vocabulary and simple images to explain the mass in a way that both young children and adults with developmental disabilities can understand.)
Contact: Margaret.Shufflebarger @notes.udayton.edu
web www.udayton.edu/~ipi/nice, 1-888-532-3389.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program to Improve Catholic Religious Education for Children and Adults with Mental Retardation
Level based Student Activity books are also available.
Published by Diocese of Pittsburgh; distributed by RCL-Benziger
Series of picture books published by Diocese of Pittsburgh and distributed by RCL-Benziger:
My Church: A young girl shares her Catholic Deaf Community
Created in God’s Image: A Photo-essay on Faith, Family, and Friendship
Seeing Through God’s Eyes
Just Like Me
We Go To Mass (geared for children with autism)
One Flock, One Shepherd: A Collection of Prayers by Parents of Children Who Are Disabled
My First Eucharist. This video and teachers guide created by the National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD) provides a signed and closed captioned sacrament preparation to assist in preparing deaf children to receive their First Eucharist. (Penance Program will be available soon) Distributed by RCL-Benziger and NCOD (www.ncod.org).
Contact: RCL-Benziger- www.rclbenziger.comor 1-877-275-4725. Labosh Publishing:
The Child with Autism Learns the Faith: Bible Lessons From the Garden of Eden to the Parting of the Red Sea by Kathy Labosh. (ISBN: 0974434140)
Contact: Labosh Publishing: East Petersburg, PA, 2007. www.laboshpublishing.com .
Cardinal Stritch University Bookstore:
Journey with Jesus: Call to Love by Sr. Sheila Haskett, O.S.F. Suggestions for Special Religious Education for Persons Categorized as Severely/Profoundly Mentally Retarded. Topics covered: Call to Be; Call to Respond; Call to be Loving.
Call to Communion; Call to Reconciliation.Call to Service (Confirmation). Each of these also has a black line picture book for the participants. (Note: These are for those with special education needs, but not classified as severely/profoundly mentally retarded.)
Seasons of Grace: Sacramental Preparation for Mentally Handicapped Teens and Adults by Brigid O’Donnell.
Journey with Jesus Gospel Study: A Curriculum Guide for Adult Special Religious Education by Sr. M. Sheila Haskett, O.S.F., Ph.D. and Sr. M. Coletta Dunn, O.S.F., Ph.D.
Contact: Cardinal Stritch University Bookstore; (414) 410-4035 or 1http://www.csu.bkstr.com/.
OTHER CATHOLIC RESOURCES
Creative Teaching website. Offers creative resources to use for reinforcing the understanding of Sacraments and teachings of Catholic Church. There are resources for readers and nonreaders, useful for learners with and without disabilities. Creative Teaching games and activities have been granted Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur that is referenced on the website. 1-586-992-2368 or www.creativeteaching.net
This Is My Church. A power point template of a church tour that you may insert digital photos of your own church to share with your child(ren) to become familiar with it. Department for Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Archdiocese of Newark. firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-497-4309.
Catechists for All Children by Dr. Joseph White and Ana Arista White, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2002. Offers insights and methods for accommodating unique emotional and behavioral needs in the classroom. Available from Our Sunday Visitor, 800-348-2440, www.osv.com.
PARENT GUIDE - Baptism and Beyond: Preparing for Baptism and Nurturing Your Child’s Spirituality by Kathy Coffey. Denver, CO: Living the Good News, 2000. ISBN: 1889108723.
1Awakening Spiritual Dimensions: Prayer Services with Persons with Severe Disabilities by Fr. William Gillum, OFM Cap. Available from: AuthorHouse 1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200 Bloomington, IN 47043, 800-839-8640 or www.AuthorHouse.com or book order hotline 888-280-7715, email@example.com.
1disAbility Awareness: Activities for Children, Teens andFamilies(Catholic Edition) by Joann E. Davis. This book offers children at home or in a classroom setting an understanding of what persons with disAbilities go through everyday. Over 50 pages of mazes, puzzles, coloring sheets, beatitudes of acceptance, Saints with disAbilities, Braille , signing pages, and more. Joannedavis22@hotmail.com or 517-787-1189.
Opening Doors to People with Disabilities: The Resource File, Books A & B, Janice L. Benton and Mary Jane Owen, ed, 1997. Available from the national Catholic Partnership on Disability, 202-529-2933,www.ncpd.org.
Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):
Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, 1978, rev. 1989.
Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, 1995.
Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities: A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1998.
National Directory for Catechesis. USCCB, 2005.
Special Needs Resource Directory, published by the USCCB Department of Education and posted on their website in Adobe Acrobat at the link below. Revised in 2004. http://www.usccb.org/education/fedasst/needs4.pdf
The Good Shepherd & The Child: A Joyful Journey bySofia Cavalletti, Patricia Coulter, Gianna
Gobbi, & Silvana Q. Montanaro, M.D. Oak Park, IL: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Publications & LTP, 1994, http://www.cgsusa.org/.
Exceptional Teaching: A Comprehensive Guide for Including Students withDisabilities by Jim
Pierson. Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 2002, ISBN 0-7847-1255-7.
Autism and Faith: A Journey into Community. A resource booklet for faith communities on
including people and families living with autism. It is a collaborative product of The Elizabeth M.
Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and
COSAC (The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community). It is
generously funded by a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.
A Place Called Acceptance: Ministry with Families of Children with Disabilities by Kathleen Deyer
Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry by
Thomas H. Groome, Eugene OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1998.
A Guide for Special Education Bible Teaching-Reaching Ministry by Athalene McNay. Nashville,
TN: Convention Press, 1997.
1Autism and Your Church:Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Barbara J. Newman, 2006. This book will enable church leaders to more fully include children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) into the Church. Available from Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1-800-333-8300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.friendship.org.
Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities by Barbara J. Newman, 2001. Available from Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1-800-333-8300, email@example.com, www.friendship.org.
1Learning the Lord’s Prayer; Time with God and other titles available from Friendship Ministries,1-800-333-8300 orwww.friendship.org.
What is God’s Name? by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. Woodstock VT: SkyLight Paths Publishing, 1999, www.skylightpaths.com, ISBN 1893361101.
Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families &
Congregations by Eric Carter. Baltimore, London, Sydney: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007.
Taste and See, The Goodness of the Lord by Therese Johnson Borchard. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000. ISBN: 0809166658.
What is God Like? by Marie-Agnès Gaudrat. Collegeville MN: The Liturgical Press. ISBN: 081462510X. There are other books in this series which are excellent, including: The Presence of God. ISBN: 081462135X and The Love of God. ISBN: 0814621376.
A Walk through Our Church by Gertrud Mueller Nelso. Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, 1998. ISBN: 0809166488.
The Story of Creation with Catholic Scripture by Allia Nolan, Tracey Moroney, illus. Melville NY: Regina Press, 2002. ISBN: 088271094X. Also in the series: Noah’s Ark, The Easter Story, The First Christmas.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES
Signs for Catholic Liturgy and Education and other titles and videos available from the National Catholic Office for the Deaf, www.ncod.org, 301-577-4184 (tty), 301-577-1684 (voice).
Catholic Prayers in American Sign Language (DVD with accompanying booklet) available from Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Deaf Apostolate, 1-215-587-3913, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signing the Scriptures: A Starting Point for Interpreting the Sunday Readings for the Deaf (separate volumes for Year A, B and C) by Joan Blake. Chicago IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 800-933-1800, email@example.com; www.ltp.org.
Liturgical Signs & Prayers: A Resource for Deaf Ministries (video) produced by the Deaf Ministry Offices of the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore, 2008. Available from the Center for Deaf Ministries, Archdiocese of Washington, 301-459-7464, firstname.lastname@example.org or Deaf Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 410-347-0704, email@example.com or the Catholic Information Center, at www.cicdc.org.
www.aslpro.com – video online dictionary. Has religion section, as well as other categories.
In Silent Prayer: A History of Ministry with the Deaf Community in the Archdiocese of Philadelphiaby Father Anthony Russo. Traces the history of deaf ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia through insightful text, as well as historical documents and photographs. Describes how this service can be further shaped and improved. Offers specific examples of how to establish an effective ministry, with a discussion of the ideas and attitudes necessary to effect change and progress in ministry today. Purchase from the publisher:
NCPD – National Catholic Partnership on Disability, www.ncpd.org.
NAfIM – National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry, www.nafim.org.
NICE – The Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators, www.udayton.edu/~ipi/nice.htm.
NCOD - The National Catholic Office for the Deaf, www.ncod.org Church Access for Persons with Disabilities; Catholic Theological Information & Practical Advice - http://www.catholicdisabilityteachings.com/ Religious Education Resources, Resources for inclusion of children with disabilities
http://www.silk.net/RelEd/disabilities.htm Spiritual Connections with Tip Sheets for Clergy, Congregations, and Religious Educators – www.communityconnections.umk.edu .
US GOVERNMENT Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -www.cdc.gov/az.do (alphabetical listing)
US GOVERNMENT Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov/ INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities – http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter/
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - www.aaidd.org
COSAC – The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community - www.njcosac.org/cosacindex .
United Cerebral Palsy – www.ucp.org
Autism Society of America – www.autism-society.org.
The National Association for Down Syndrome – www.nads.org
Tourette Syndrome “Plus” - www.tourettesyndrome.net/index.htm - awesome website on Tourette Syndrome “Plus” many useful resources for other disabilities as well.
ADD/HD& LEARNING DISABILITIES
Children and Adults with ADD/HD - www.chadd.org/
Website on learning disabilities, including adhd - www.ldonline.org
www.schwablearning.org Unfortunately, will be going off the web sometime soon, but transferring ownership. So perhaps will still be helpful.
Disability Ministry Toolkit, August, 2008, National Catholic Partnership on Disability, www.ncpd.org
This document may be freely reprinted; please credit NCPD.