Special Needs

In Memory of Michael Smith

One of my favorite citizens with Down Syndrome died on January 24th. May we cherish those blessed with Trisomy 21. They teach us that what is beautiful and good can exist in a society which frequently is not.

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NCPD Announces “A Life Like Yours”

“A Life Like Yours” is a video that shares the story of Maddie, who reminds us of the dignity and joy that can be found in every…

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From the Department of Education Newsletter, Diocese of Ogdensburg

All are Welcome Over 30 years ago, the US Bishops issued their Pastoral Statement on People with Disabilities to promote…

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Prayer for an Inclusive Spirit

Almighty and loving Father, You have created us all in your beautiful image.  As we gather to pray and celebrate together,…

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Sacraments for Every Child

The article, Sacraments for Every Child appeared in America Magazine and addresses the issue of how parishes can better…

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Webinar sponsored by NCPD

“Symbolic Catechesis and Other Tools in Catechetical Ministry for People with Disabilities” Webinar sponsored by NCPD…

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“Love Leads into Mystery: Raising a Child with Asperger’s”

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s helpful and revealing account of her son, Daniel, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Pope: Society Judged by How It Treats Suffering Members

In his message for the 19th World Day of the Sick, which will be observed Feb. 11 on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope Benedict…

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A Prayer: Celebrating the Inclusion of All Persons with Special Needs

DisABLED? O Lord, You do not Look on me with pity, But instead, You See me as a man Who is able to spread The goodness of Your Name…

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New PowerPoint presentation on Aspergers Syndrome and PDD

In case you missed the PowerPoint presentation on Aspergers Syndrome and PDD: Meeting the Challenge in Faith Formation…

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Churches and Persons with Disabilities

According to a recent program on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, “Nick Vujicic is a rock star. He’s packed…

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A Social Story of the Catholic Church for Children with Autism

Social Stories are excellent ways of sharing information with children who have Autism. Juliana Isada Dompkowski shares…

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