Friday, March 13, 2015
Special Needs Ministry
As a special education teacher, I am always looking for new ideas and resources. Here are some that I found online that I thought I would share.
mintools.com- Special Needs & Disability Ministry Resources
oce.archindy.org- Resources and Materials for Inclusive Special Religious Education in all Parishes
dioceseofscranton.org- Religious Education for Students with Special Needs
lifeway.com- Special Needs Ministry
• Bible Studies for Special Needs Ministries
• FREE Special Needs Ministry Resources
• Adaptation Tips - Use these one-page articles to train your leaders and volunteers.
archkick.org- Religious Education for Children with Special Needs
loyolapress.com- Special Needs Adaptive Resources
childrenministry.com- Special Needs Ministry (articles)
fulleryouthinstitute.org- Refusing to Ignore Teenagers with Special Needs
Five Ideas for Inclusion
The Catholic Toolbox- Decorating & Organizing Your Classroom: Considerations For Children With Sensory Processing Disorders
The Catholic Toolbox- Inclusion of Special Needs Students in Your Classroom
The Catholic Toolbox- Special Needs Students: Information to Gather From Parents
The Catholic Toolbox- Staff Training for Special Needs Students
The Catholic Toolbox- Social Stories for Church
momsofspecialneedschildren1.blogspot.com- Visual Schedules
Children with ASD need predictability and therefore do not like change. Having a chart or visual schedule displayed of what they are going to do and activities in advance can provide security and keep inappropriate behavior down to a minimum. This technique can also be used to prepare for any change in the normal routine. Letting children that have ASD know of any schedule changes prior to the activity can prevent anxiety and reduce the likelihood of tantrums, rage, and meltdowns.
Special Needs Religious Products
loyolapress.com- Everyone has a right to catechesis, which is why Loyola Press has developed these kits for individuals with autism and other special needs.
memoriapress.com- Special Needs Curriculum
comcenter.com- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program
Religious Education for Children and Adults with Special Needs