Providing Support in the Struggle and Hope for Hard Times
Accepting the Gift provides Catholic special needs parents with the resources they need to thrive in their unique vocation.
A message from Founder and Executive Director, Kelly Mantoan.
Today, across the United States, there are children with disabilities who are denied access to the sacraments and religious education by their parishes. There are dioceses with no disability ministry to support struggling Catholic special needs parents raising a child or children with disabilities. Accepting the Gift is here to help parents learn to advocate for their children, provide support where none is offered, and distribute free and affordable resources so all children can learn about their faith.
Learn more about our unique religious education curriculum. Its multi-sensory approach is designed to help children of all abilities learn about their faith!
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Our Latest Posts
- Why Your Special Needs Child Should Play Sports, by Andi SlighI know how scared you are. When it comes to signing your special needs child up for sports, you find yourself imagining your physically disabled child falling, or drowning, or being bullied, or <insert some other…
- Free Visual Aides for Catholic Children; A Review, by Lydia CubbedgeAs the mom of an autistic little boy I’ve spent hours searching for helpful visual aides for everything you can imagine. Visual schedules and graphics for disabled children tend to be generic at best and downright…
- Practical Tips For Living Out The Season Of Lent With Your Special Needs Child, by Anne JonesLent is a season of forty days leading up to Easter during which we try to strip away the distractions in our lives so we can focus on deepening our relationship with God. Catholics often mark…
- How To Help Your Children Sit Through MassGoing to Mass and making it the entire way through the service may seem impossible, especially if your child has special needs. You may wonder if you’ll ever be able to attend Mass as a family…
Our ministry is motivated by the words of Our Lord
People were bringing little children to him so that he might touch them, and the disciples sternly rebuked them. But when Jesus became aware of this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not hinder them. For it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up into his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.Mark 10:13-16