Friday, November 14, 2008

National Catholic Partnership On Disability (NCPD)

NCPD was established in 1982 to further implementation of the 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities, which calls for full inclusion of all persons with disabilities in the Church and in society. They publish a newsletter, offer various information resources and present Catholic perspectives on disability issues.

These web pages link directly to information about disability ministry or ministry for the deaf and hard of hearing in each of these dioceses.

*Contact the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities for your diocese. This Office is pastoral in nature and serves as a resource and information center for pastors, parish leaders, persons with disabilities, their parents, caregivers, educators and service providers and all who wish to embrace in fellowship and love those among us who have been excluded or ignored by church and society because of their disabilities. The Office also provides:

-Advocacy leadership training
-Accessibility evaluations and suggestions
-Awareness programs
-Catechetical leadership training
-Family support
-Spiritual programs
-Sacramental preparation

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