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Formation for persons with special needs. Dione L. Grillo Member, Special Needs Commission Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Be a Special Needs ANGEL. Pr A y. Lear N. On G oing. R E ach. L isten. Pr A y. Lear N. On G oing. R E ach. Dignity of the Human Person. L isten.
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Formation for persons with special needs Dione L. Grillo Member, Special Needs Commission Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Be a Special Needs ANGEL PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Listen
PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Dignity of the Human Person Listen Catholic Social Teaching
Genesis 1:27 God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female* he created them.
In God’s Image? “Image of God through the lens of disability” by Jane S. Deland
# 1700 “…rooted in his/her creation in the image and likeness of God.”
Paragraph 7 “Persons precede the state.”
Paragraph 26 & 29 “…sublime dignity of human persons, who stand above all things..” “…every type of discrimination… is to be overcome…”
Paragraph 28 “…vision of the transcendent worth—the sacredness—of human beings.”
A Life like yours Opening Doors
“A Life Like Yours”Group Discussion • What is your reaction to the video? • Statistics • Family Dynamics • Statements made by Maddie, her mom • Doctor’s response • Church’s response • Summer 2010: ADLA Response
Be Not Afraid Ministry www.benotafraid.net
Special Needs Orthopedic Impairment Visual Impairment Learning Traumatic Brain Injury Deafness Autism Behavioral Speech or Language Impairment Specific Learning Disability Medical Deaf-Blindness Hearing Impairment Other Health Impairment Mental Health Developmental Mental Retardation Emotional Disturbance Multiple Disabilities Adapted from About.com article and IDEA’s “Categories under IDEA”
PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Formation – Pt. I Listen Getting Started
Accessibility How does your parish rate?
Common Sense Approachesfor Interaction with Disabled Persons • Treat the person as you would anyone else. Relax... Avoid getting... Repeat yourself if you sense misunderstanding… • Allow people to do things for themselves… • Treat adults with disabilities as adults… • Address the individual…
IDEA 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004
^ R Individualized Religious Education Program The IEP for Faith Formation
PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Formation, Pt. II Listen Ongoing Faith Formation
Sacraments • Bishops’ Documents • Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (1995) • Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities (1978) • Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities (Handout - 1995) • Bienvenida y Justicia para Personas con Discapacitadas • Brochure • Life Matters: Persons with Disabilities (Brochure)
Accommodations • Work-Around • Changing expectations
PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Resource Website Listen Finally!
PrAy LearN OnGoing REach Listen The Disabled & Their Parents Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.