"All baptized persons with disabilities have a right to adequate catechesis and desire the means to develop a relationship with God" (NDC).
Goals of Special Needs Faith Formation:
Everyone should be invited to:
1. Participate in Faith Formation
2. Share in the faith life of the parish and church
3. Experience liturgical worship
4. Take part in Christian life and service
Individual Faith Formation Plan:
The first step in deciding what will make Faith Formation a success for any child with special needs is to meet with their parents and go over the Individual Faith Formation Plan. This can be found in the Catechetical Leaders Handbook or click this link: Individual Faith Formation Plan
University of Dayton:
The University of Dayton is offering several courses on teaching those with special needs.
Stay tuned for special opportunities for taking these classes at a reduced price through the Syracuse Diocese Disability Commission.
Save the Date:
On October 15, 2016 the Diocesan Disability Commission & the Faith Formation Office will be cosponsoring a workshop on Autism. More information TBA
Adapt the ideas in this month's video for your faith formation classes.