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Autism

Blocks that are stacked that spell "Autism"The prevalence of autism is an increasing reality in the parishes and schools of the Catholic Church in the United States. Autism, also often called autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is "a set of complex neurodevelopment disorders that include autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Children who have ASD display mild to severe impairments in social interaction and communication along with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviors,
interests, and activities." From the 2013 CDC report at the link below. The rates of autism have risen steadily, and as of the latest report are at 1 in 50. Regardless of the reason for the increase, all parishes and schools will have members who live with the range of conditions that are within the autism spectrum.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

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Resources & Toolkits - SB

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Happy Kids for Christmas
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Teaching Tips for Students with Autism
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The Blessings of Autism
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Pastoral Statement of US Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities
  • Church Document
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National Directory for Catechesis
  • Church Document
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Catechetical Resources for Children and Youth with Disability: Bibliography
  • Bibliography
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Quotes from Church Statements
  • Church Document
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Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide
  • Church Document
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Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities Kindle Edition
  • Church Document
Papal Message on World Day of the Sick (Dec. 2005)
  • Church Document
Individual Religious Education Plan
  • Forms
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Continuum of Models for Religious Education
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  • Teaching Strategy
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Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
  • Church Document
Access and Inclusion Models for Parish Religious Education Programs
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  • Teaching Strategy
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Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
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  • Teaching Strategy
Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism
  • Teaching Strategy
You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Children with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
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  • Teaching Strategy
The Science and Fiction of Autism
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Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
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When My Autism Gets Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism
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My Best Friend Will
  • Success Story
Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • Forms
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Autism and Faith: A Journey into Community
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  • Success Story
The Child with Autism Learns the Faith: Bible Lessons From the Garden of Eden to the Parting of the Red Sea
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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Autism Society of America
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Powerpoint presentation from May 2008 Webinar Children/Youth with Disabilities
  • Teaching Strategy
  • Webinar
Archdiocese of Newark - A Story About Going to Mass
  • Teaching Strategy
Archdiocese of Newark - Mass Picture Schedule
  • Teaching Strategy
Archdiocese of Newark - My Mass Book Picture Missal
  • Teaching Strategy
Adaptive Sacramental Preparation Kits - Loyola Press
  • Curriculum
  • Teaching Strategy
Prayer for Autism Awareness Month
  • Prayer
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A Prayer of St. Francis for Autism
  • Prayer
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Parish Bulletin for Autism Awareness Month of April
  • Bulletin Articles
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Mass Petitions for Autism I
  • Prayer of the Faithful Petitions
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Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew
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  • Teaching Strategy
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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
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Strategies for Catechetical Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Strategic Components for Successfully Working with Individuals with ASD
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Parent Interview Form
  • Forms
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