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 and she will help you begin to look at how to best serve children with disabilities in the atrium.