Diocese of Tyler

Special Needs & Disabilities Ministry


   
The Diocese of Tyler Special Needs and Disabilities Ministry invites all persons with Special Needs and their families to experience, throughout their lifespan, their essential belonging to the Body of Christ. We work with clergy and families as well as other partners to encourage people with special needs to participate fully in their parishes and communities.

Upcoming Events

December 2 - Advent Social for Families with Special Needs will be held open to the diocese at St. Patrick Church, Lufkin. Includes lunch, visit from St. Nicholas, and activities. (flyer with details will be coming soon.) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 20 - Mass for Families with Special Needs at St. Joseph, Marshall.

If your parish or community is offering any help, resources, or activities for families with special needs and disabilities, please contact Linda to include this information on our website.

If you are interested in any further information about any of these, contact Linda Porter at lportertyler@gmail.com






Next Mass for Families with Special Needs

January 20 - Mass for Families with Special Needs at St. Joseph, Marshall.

See photos and read more from the April 29 Mass for Families with Special Needs in Tyler>>>


Newsletters

Links

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

Tyler Run for Autism

East Texas Center for Independent Living - Includes services for persons with disabilities.

Deafnessrs4a@hhsc.state.tx.us - Abilities Success, Inc. provides help for those who are deaf in the East Texas area.

Tyler.franklin@epichealhservices.com - This organization provides health services, pediatric therapy, developmental services, and medical solutions.

Kayli.williams@dshs.state.tx.us - East Texas Department of State Health Services provides social workers for children with special needs care issues.

Xavier Society for the Blind

Services and Materials for Special Needs

Special Needs Contact

Linda Porter, M.T.S.