This book is written for professional teachers and demonstrates a method known as “ABA.” While “ABA” is beyond the scope of parish catechists there are some practical tips that can help catechists provide a positive classroom for a child with ASD .
This book is written for the professional school teacher and spends considerable space detailing specific subject areas that are not related to our work in religious education. However, the initial chapters are a wealth of information on a variety of disabilities with specific recommendations of teaching strategies that are scientifically designed.
4. Walsh, Mary Beth; Walsh, Alice F.; Gaventa, William C. eds., Autism and Faith: A Journey Into Community, The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2008.
Autism and Faith grew out of the efforts and concerns of families and congregations who were looking for ways to include children and adults with autism in faith communities. With articles by family members, theologians, pastors, rabbis, people with autism, and professionals, the booklet contains facts about autism, pastoral care, religious education, strategies for supporting families, tips for lay people, and a listing of religious and public resources. The articles are highlighted by real life stories from a number of families who responded to an autism and faith survey. Download as a PDF for free $5 by mail
Run by and for people with ADHD, our purpose is to empower children, adults and families affected by ADHD, educate those who impact us, and enlighten all people as to the courage and competence of our singular community.
Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.