In Catechesis of the Good Shepherd we believe that we are “led by the child”; we desire to meet each child in the atrium wherever they are on their faith journey. In the Rome atrium, there was a woman in attendance with a developmental disability. Sofia Cavalletti commented, “…in here she has clarity.” It is really that simple! Once a child with disabilities is accepted into an atrium, many practical tasks remain: assessing the child’s abilities, identifying a catechist, and determining which materials are appropriate.
Do you have thoughts, needs, specific areas you are interested in learning more about?
Please contact Linda Sgammato at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you begin to look at how to best serve children with disabilities in the atrium.