Browsing: Special Needs
See how Catholic Relief Services is helping families in Kenya with disabled children emerge from the social shadows.
Mercedes and Dave Rizzo reflect on their daughter’s special needs prom. Having thought that their daughter, who has Autism, would never be able to attend her prom, they were thrilled by the way the school made this occasion a special one for all who attended and for their families.
The CostaCrew, a family band from NJ, has a special passion for using their music to make a difference and raise awareness for special needs.
Kathy Labosh, the parent of two children on the autism spectrum, knows first hand how difficult it can be to get special-needs children’s religious needs met. She offers a blueprint to other special needs religious education teachers in “The Child with Autism Learns about Faith,” reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur.
Dave and Mercedes Rizzo discuss Autism Awareness Month. Having a child with Autism has been challenging at times for their family but it has also been inspiring to see her progress and to discover that she is a valued and cherished member of their family and society.
Sherry Boas has learned that you don’t have to be Mother Teresa to parent a difficult child, which is good, because I have come to believe that all children are difficult. No, you don’t have to be Mother Teresa. You just need a lot of her help.
Mary Lou Rosien confides, “when my special needs daughter became a teenager, the challenges morphed and I had to change with them.” Find out what lessons she had to learn.