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The Jesse Tree For Families: A New Easy Advent Tradition

This post contains affiliate links. You don’t need to miss out on observing Advent just because you’re a special needs parent. Preparing for Christmas can seem overwhelming because on top of all the extra work you do as the parent of a child with disabilities you’ve now got to squeeze in all the shopping, decorating,…

Caring for a Loved One with Mary- Introducing An Old Devotion To A New Audience of Caregivers
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Caring for a Loved One with Mary- Introducing An Old Devotion To A New Audience of Caregivers

Theresa Kiser is the author of the new book Caring for a Loved One with Mary: A Seven Sorrows Prayer Companion. It was her own experience caring for a medically complex child that led Kiser to this devotion in her greatest hour of need. “It wasn’t until truly the most difficult days of the caregiving…

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Encountering Signs of Faith with Allison Gingras

Passing on the faith to our children is an awesome responsibility, and one that can seem overwhelming when one’s child is disabled, or learns in different ways. Author Allison Gingras shares the story of how she taught her deaf daughter about her Catholic faith through the use of the Church’s tangible treasures and traditions in…

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The Accepting the Gift Home-Based Religious Education Curriculum

Since starting Accepting the Gift as a one day conference in 2019, I am always on the lookout for ways to better serve Catholic special needs parents. In my talks with fellow parents, through surveys, and through discussions in online forums I learned that many families are struggling to figure out their child’s religious education…

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Special Children, Blessed Fathers: A Book Review for Special Needs Dads

Most dads look forward to Father’s Day with thoughts of a nice dinner out, or maybe a cookout, and perhaps some handmade artwork they can display at the office. But for a special needs dad, Father’s Day is often just another reminder of how fatherhood, and his child, has turned out like nothing he ever…