Faith Formation Resources (Digital and Otherwise) for Those with Disabilities

Adaptive Finding God Concept Stories

In the midst of the pandemic and the surge in remote learning, one group deserves special attention: those with disabilities, whose needs are too often overlooked, even in normal circumstances. With this in mind, Loyola Press has made a number of adaptive resources available in digital format, since all children deserve an opportunity to discover our faith and build a relationship with God. Be sure to check out the following Adaptive Finding God resources that are available as digital downloads:

Catechists and Catholic school teachers are always in need of helpful resources to serve those with disabilities. Thankfully, Deacon Larry Sutton has provided us with a great new resource to serve those on the autism spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism in a Catholic Setting, a comprehensive guide to equip teachers with the tools, knowledge, and strategies needed to better understand and effectively respond to children with autism. Deacon Larry Sutton draws on case studies, personal experiences, and best practices to provide educators with the necessary skills and strategies to identify and respond to the needs of their students with autism.

Finally, be sure to check out the articles that Deacon Larry has written on working with those with disabilities.

Let’s all do our best to make sure that all of our faith formation efforts—including our remote offerings—take into consideration the needs of those with disabilities.

About Joe Paprocki 2479 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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