LINKS TO RESOURCES

On Persons with Disabilities

American Sign Language (ASL) University 

provides free sign language lessons and instruction  taught in a casual, yet professional way by Dr. Bill Vicars who also has his own YouTube channel on the matter. You will also find dictionaries, practices, and more "to help you learn ASL and improve your signing."

 

Two Blind Brothers Braille Translator

"a simple way to convert text to braille and braille to text."

 

Faith and Light

serves persons with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends through Christian based groups. The website also includes publications, testimonials, and a world map to their many communities.

 

Family Connect

a website "for parents of children with visual impairments.” You will find support and multiple resources like videos, links, and tons of helpful information for raising your precious child.

General Directory for Catechesis 

Chapter III For special situations, mentalities and environments, 189.

 

Guidelines

for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities.

Handspeak.com

offers a video dictionary (at different speeds!) to learn American Sign Language(ASL) by word or phrases. This website also provides information on Deaf Culture, fingerspelling, writing and reading ASL, tutorials, and more.

Lifeprint.com

ASL University, by Dr. Bill Vicars, provides a free "communication-focused curriculum" of  interactive videos for learning ASL. Search alphabetically, by lesson or search box. ASL University also has a YouTube channel by Dr. Bill.

Life Matters: Persons with Disabilities

Respect Life Program pamphlet to challenge us into action.

 

Loyola Press

"has developed resources for individuals with autism and other special needs" which include Adaptive Learning Kits for sacramental preparation, and Finding God Adaptive (1st - 8th grades). You will also find inclusive faith resources, and traditional prayer videos in ASL.

 

Pastoral Statement

U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities.

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Talk Blogs on various themes "to help serve the needs of exceptional learners in the classroom."

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)

promotes "meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in church and society." It provides a wealth of information on disabilities, resources for catechesis, events, and search box (try "ASL" for a list of these specific resources).

Understood

composed of 15 non-profit organizations which seek to support parents of children with learning and attention issues. From signs and symptoms to assistive technology and chat with an expert, this website is a treasure of information and hope.

V NATIONAL ENCUENTRO OF HISPANIC/LATINO MINISTRY

Its Proceedings and Conclusions, Ministerial Area Sessions under 21. Ministry Among People with dis[A]bilities and the Deaf Community includes its vision, social and religious context, top recommendations, and successful and exemplary practices. Read online, download, or print version available under "Resources."

This ministry is dedicated to our Mother Mary Most Holy for the greater glory of  God as we strive to be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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