Adaptive Needs Faith Formation
Our program for students who need a style of faith formation adapted to their learning, developmental, or physical needs. Meets twice a month on Saturdays.
Adaptive Finding God program from Loyola Press.
About the Program
What is Adaptive Needs? Adaptive Needs is a program for children with autism, ADHD, hearing impairment, vision impairment or any other developmental delays that require a calm, quiet, less-distracting class atmosphere. The program uses one-on-one and/or small-group, hands-on learning with multi-sensory materials.
Our Goal: To help children participate as fully as possible in parish life and receive the Grace of the Sacraments that we all have a right to receive.
How the program works: We use a Peer Mentor model—each student is paired up with a teen volunteer. The program moves at the pace of your child and puts a special emphasis on building relationships with peers in the program and volunteers.
When we meet: First and Third Saturday of each month, 9-10am in the McCabe Center (basement level of the church building.) Full calendar available in the Parent Resources on this page.
If your child learns best in a quiet, less distracted environment we would love to hear from you.
“We feel welcome now…”-Parent of student 2016-17
How to Register:
Click Here to print out English Registration Form. Click Here for Spanish Registration Form or Fill out the Online Form Here. In the last column of your child’s information, you will indicate “Adaptive Needs” as the program. Please print and fill out our additional double-sided attachment for Adaptive Needs families only, which will help you give us a snapshot of your child, his or her needs, likes, dislikes, and interventions to help us best serve your family. Turn both forms into the Faith Formation office.
Got a question, or not sure this program is for you? Contact
Mary Beth DeLuzio RN, FCN Parish Nurse and Coordinator of Religious Education (K-6, RCIC, and Adaptive Needs)email@example.com ext. 234
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Catechists and Teen Mentors. Contact Mary Beth DeLuzio
firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 234