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Regional Organizations: 

  • Rising Together Alliance – Inclusive Catholic education in the Philadelphia archdiocese
  • One Classroom – Inclusive Catholic education in the St. Louis archdiocese
  • Catholic Coalition for Special Education – Inclusive Catholic education in Washington D.C. and Baltimore. 
  • Victorious Missionaries Founded a spiritual support group for people with disabilities or who were chronically ill. Its purpose is to encourage those with disabilities to reach out to others with disabilities, sharing their gifts and spreading the Good News of the Gospel.The VMs have six chapters throughout the United States. They meet regularly for spiritual growth, renewal, and fellowship. Members also take part in retreats and are called to a personal prayer ministry.
  • SPRED – A program founded in the Archdiocese of Chicago to help special needs children to become prepared to receive their sacraments and participate in the liturgical life of their parish. The program is now available to be adopted nationwide. 
  • Porto Charities –  An organization focused on increasing the educational and employment opportunities available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through grants and advocacy programs within the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA.

​Diagnosis Specific 


Xavier Society for the Blind – Provides religious, spiritual, and inspirational reading materials in braille and audio to blind and visually impaired individuals worldwide.

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

National Catholic Office for the Deaf

Down Syndrome

The Saint Robert Bellermine Apostolate

Poor Prenatal Diagnosis

Embracing Grace


For books recommended for DREs, priests, and parish lay leaders, visit our Resources For Parishes and Dioceses page.