Links:  There is a lot of Special Needs information out there. Below you’ll find links to sites and documents we hope you’ll find helpful!


Accessibility Checklist

 The Accessibility Checklist provides examples of considerations. It is intended to help you assess resources and programs you are considering using in your parish for such needs as: catechetical and faith formation materials, parish development, worship aides, environmental assessment, etc. It can also help you assess the inclusiveness of your liturgies and general parish dynamics. Some items may be more appropriate for assessing a resource or program, while others may be more appropriate for reflecting on liturgies or your parish community in general. 

New Fact Sheets Explain Laws That Protect People with Disabilities:

Staff at the Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RTC/PICL) have created six new fact sheets to inform people with disabilities about their rights under U.S. laws. They are a few of the resources offered to participants in the RTC/PICL’s “Out and About” intervention, which assists consumers in setting community participation goals and addressing barriers to participation. Each fact sheet includes one or two scenarios that illustrate how understanding disability legislation enables people with disabilities to advocate for change. An additional fact sheet offers information on how to build a support network.


Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.

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iCare Ministries

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

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National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

KU Audio-Reader – Radio for the blind and print-disabled

The mission of Hear2Help is to provide financial assistance and grow awareness so children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing have the opportunities to hear similar to their hearing peers.  The hope is that by giving them a strong foundation they will reach their full potential in life.  Hear2Help announces that they are opening up an assistance program area to include the Kansas City metro as well as all of Kansas. If you know of a child who needs and may benefit from hearing aids, please contact.  

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