Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

In this section is information related to ministry with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual and Developmental-Specific Resources

 

Websites

 

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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The National Association for Down Syndrom

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Tourette Syndrome “Plus” website on Tourette Syndrome “Plus” many useful resources for other disabilities as well.

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Children and Adults with ADD/HD
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LD Online: Website on learning disabilities

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Great Schools

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Publications

 
 Adults with Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation: Approaches to Adult Faith Formation by the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Approved by the Committee on the Laity March 14, 2003  Link
All About Mass - Student Edition Link
Journey with Jesus: Call to Love by Sr. Sheila Haskett, O.S.F. Suggestions for Special Religious Education for Persons Categorized as Severely/Profoundly Mentally Retarded.  Topics covered:  Call to Be; Call to Respond; Call to be Loving.

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Seasons of Grace:  Sacramental Preparation for Mentally Handicapped Teens and Adults by Brigid O’Donnell. 


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Catechists 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, 800-348-2440,
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Awakening Spiritual Dimensions: Prayer Services with Persons with Severe Disabilities by Fr. William Gillum, OFM Cap.
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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More! byMartin L. Kutscher, MD with contributions from Tony Attwood, Ph.D. and Robert R. Wolff, M.D. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.

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Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention  by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.

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Mental Retardation and Intellectual Disabilities: Teaching Students Using Innovative and Research-Based Strategies by Michael L. Wehmeyer and Martin Agran. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing & AAMR, 2005.

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Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception by Thom Hartmann. Introd. by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., For. by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. rev. ed. Grass Valley, CA: Mythical Intelligence, Inc., 1997.

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All About Attention Deficit Disorder by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.  Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc, 1996.

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Journals

 

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

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Research in Developmental Disabilities

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Behavior Modification

 

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Journal of Behavioral Education

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Foundational Documents for Disability Ministry

 

 

Catechetical Resources

Access and Inclusion Models   Word PDF
Sacramental Guidelines (USCCB - 1995)
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Continuum of Models for Religious Education   Word PDF
Individual Religious Education Plan   Word PDF

 

Ministry Tools

Papal Message on World Day of the Sick Link    
Pastoral Statement (Order from USCCB)(1978) Link    
Pastoral Statement - Large Print   Word PDF
Welcome and Justice (USCCB -1998)
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Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide
(Order from USCCB)
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Quotes from Documents   Word PDF
Evolving Definition of Disability
Web page    
Bibliography   Word PDF
National Directory for Catechesis (Order from USCCB) Link