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

Families of Special Needs - Diocesan Lenten Social - March 3, 2018

April 28 - Diocesan Liturgy for Families with Special Needs

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

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


March-April 2018 Special Needs Ministry Newsletter

January-March 2018 Special Needs Ministry Newsletter


National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

English "All are Welcome" Pew cards

Spanish "Todos son Bienvenidos" Pew Cards

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.