We worship a ‘disabled God.’ The twisted, distorted, disfigured image of Jesus on the cross shows how God allowed himself to become disabled and at the same time completely accessible to human beings in need of healing. We can see the disabled child or adult in God’s likeness. “All persons with disabilities have the capacity to its truth within the community of faith and offer valuable gifts. Their participation enriches every aspect of Church life. They are not just recipients of catechesis- they are its agents.” National Catechetical Directory 49.
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.email@example.com - This organization provides health services, pediatric therapy, developmental services, and medical solutions.
Kayli.firstname.lastname@example.org - East Texas Department of State Health Services provides social workers for children with special needs care issues.
May 27: Chancery 10:00 -1:00 The Future of Special Needs in Diocese
June 17-18L San Marcos Parent to Parent Conference on Special Needs
June 19, 20, 22: Catechist Camp on Identifying Special Needs in your Parish, St Mary's Parish
August 26: Mass for Families with Special Needs - Mt. Pleasant
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 email@example.com