Sacramental and Catholic Curricula

Kennedy Curriculum

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program to Improve Catholic Religious Education for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. 1-877-275-4725.

  • Student Activity Books are also available at different levels

STARSS

Symbols Teach And Reveal Sacred In Secular. A Creative Symbols Workbook of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program. Call Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities for information 610-289-8900 X 2280.

Mass a Guide for Visual Learners

A booklet that goes through the Mass especially designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or children who are visual learners. Faith Publishing Service, Lansing MI, 48906, 517-853-7600 or www.faithmag.com

This Is My Church

A power point template of a church tour that you may inset digital photos of your own church to share with your child(ren) to become familiar with it. Contact: Department for Pastoral Ministry with Person with Disabilities, Archdiocese of Newark. 973-497-4309 or masteran@rcan.org

Welcome One, Welcome All

Inclusive Religious Education Resource Binder, Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators (NICE), University of Dayton, Ohio 1-888-532-3389 or www.udayton.edu/~ipi/nice

Textbooks that can be used as supplemental materials

Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators (NICE), University of Dayton, Ohio, 1-888-532-3389 or www.udayton.edu/~ipi/nice

  • Apostles Creed
  • Who Is Mary
  • The Sacraments
  • Bible Stories
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Saints
  • New Life
  • Prayer
  • Blessings
  • The Rosary
  • The Sacraments

This Is My Church

A Power Point program especially helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disabilities in which you may individualize and print your book by following the picture reference included to add digital photos of your church that can be used for instruction on the physical environment of the church. Contact: Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of Allentown, PA, 610-289-8900 x 2280 or jjohnson@allentowndiocese.org

Going To Mass

A Power Point program especially helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disabilities in which you may individualize and print your book by following the picture reference included to add digital photos of your parish church, priests and parts of the liturgy which can be used for instruction.

Contact: Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of Allentown, PA, 610289-8900 x 2280 or jjohnson@allentowndiocese.org.

The Catholic Vision of Love for Students with Special needs

Guidelines for Christian Education in Sexuality and the Family, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Secretariat for Education.

Catechesis 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, 1-800-348-2440 or www.osv.com.

Awakening Spiritual Dimensions

Prayer Services with Persons with Severe disabilities by Fr. William Gillum, OFM Cap. Available from: Author House, 1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington IN 47043, 1-800-839-8640 or www.AuthorHouse.com. Or book order hotline 888-280-7715, bkorders@authorhouse.com.

disAbility Awareness

Activities for Children, Teens and Families by Joann E. Davis. The 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 1-517-787-1189.

Picture Books published by Diocese of Pittsburgh and distributed by RCL-Benziger
www.rcbenziger.com or 1-877-275-4725.

  • 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

Catholic Prayers in American Sign Language

Deaf Apostolate, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, pcpddeaf@adphila.org, 215-587-3913.

Liturgical Signs & Prayers

A Resource for Deaf Ministries (video) produced by the Deaf Ministry Offices of the Archdiocese of Washington and Baltimore, 2008. Available from the Center for Deaf Ministries, Archdiocese of Washington, 301-459-7464, adwterprequest@aol.com or Deaf Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 410-347-0704, ecolarusso@archbalt.org.

Large print Lectionary and Sacramentary available form the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of Allentown, jjohnson@allentowndiocese.org or National Catholic Partnership on Disability, www.ncpd.org.