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Office for Catechesis

Special Needs

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Websites and Resources for Persons with Disabilities or Special Needs

http://www.ncpd.org  The National Catholic Partnership on Disability

http://usccb.org United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://ipi.udayton.edu  Resources for Inclusive Catechesis; Institute for Pastoral Initiatives   

http://www.ncea.org The National Catholic Educational Association.  Exceptional Learner Resources  In search bar go to: white paper / One Spirit One Body

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/special-needs Loyola Press; Sacramental Preparation and Finding God adaptive catechesis programs and materials

https://xaviersocietyfortheblind.org Xavier Society for the Blind; free religious and spiritual reading materials in braille, large print and audio

http://archstl.org/education/page/special-needs-programs  Archdiocese of St Louis, Office of Catholic Education, Special Needs Programs

http://www.pathways.org    Pathways to Inclusion / Inclusion in Worship www.InclusionInWorship.org 

http://faithandlight.org  Faith and Light: Worldwide ecumenical movement

http://www.faithandsafety.org   Technology safety through the eyes of faith

http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: Disabilities- Hope Through Discovery

www.isbe.state.il.us  Illinois State Board of Education.   Parent Rights guide; recommended IEP and 504 forms /instructions and guidance

www.nichcy.org  National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities; Information for academics/ IEP from age 3 to 22

http://catholicmom.com/education-2/lesson-plans Lesson plans and idea guides

http://catholicblogger1.blogspot.com   The Catholic Toolbox: Lesson plans and ideas for traditional learners and special needs students.

www.do2learn.com  Do2learn™ resource for individuals with special needs; academics, social skills and behavior management

http://www.ncld.org  The National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.fmptic.org  Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center

https://www.ncd.gov National Council on Disability; federal agency committed to disability policy leadership

http://www.ada.gov Department of Justice ADA homepage and information about the Americans with Disabilities Act

www.cec.sped.org Council for Exceptional Children; special education topics for teachers and parents; evidence-based learning practices and inclusion

http://il.nami.org/affiliates.html  The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Services and affiliates

http://www.autismspeaks.org  Resources for Autism spectrum disorder

http://www.ndss.org  National Downs Syndrome Society

http://ucp.org United Cerebral Palsy

http://wrightslaw.com  Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy: Information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities

http://cas.essentiallearning.com/janetwattlescas/Wrap.aspx Wellness Recovery Action Plan; for individuals with mental illness, the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health offers this free service

http://www.nami.org   National Alliance for Mental Illness offers support groups for caregivers of individuals with mental illness and also consumer support groups

http://il.nami.org  Illinois National Alliance for Mental Illness NAMI link

http://cwv.org Catholic War Veterans & Auxiliary with links to State of IL chapters and United States Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.dhs.state.il.us The Illinois Department of Human Services; services for the prevention, intervention, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol and substance abuse and/or dependency

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The websites listed are for your reference and information only and may not reflect the Catholic faith position of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. 

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