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:
- Hands-On Level Lesson Cards
- Concept Stories
- Stations of the Cross Flip Book
- The Lord’s Prayer Flip Book
- Act of Contrition Instructional Card
- Examination of Conscience Instructional Card
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.