Youth with Disabilities Resources
Articles and books
- Church and the Child with Invisible Disabilities - By Mt. Wendy Cwiawinski https://oca.org/
parish-ministry/familylife/ church-and-the-child-with- invisible-disabilities
- Embracing All God’s Children: Orthodox Theology Concerning Disability and Its Implications for Ministry with Special Needs Youth in the Orthodox Church by Wendy M. Cwiklinski https://
armsopenwide.wordpress.com/ 2014/11/24/embracing-all-gods- children-orthodox-theology- concerning-disability-and-its- implications-for-ministry- with-special-needs-youth-in- the-orthodox-church/
- Handbook for Adaptive Catechesis – Serving Those with Special Needs by Michele E. Chronister - https://www.amazon.com/
- Exceptional Teaching by Jim Pierson -https://www.amazon.com/s?k=
Exceptional+Teaching+%E2%80% 93+Jim+Pierson&i=stripbooks& ref=nb_sb_noss
- Official Statement of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas Thursday, June 25, 2009 Embracing People with Disabilities within the Church http://www.
- The Handicapped and Orthodox Worship by Fr Stephen Plumlee -https://oca.org/parish-
ministry/parishdevelopment/ the-handicapped-and-orthodox- worship
- The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome for People with Disabilities by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis - https://www.
goarch.org/-/excerpt-from- body-of-christ-a-place-of- welcome-for-people-with- disabilities
- Of Such is the Kingdom - A Practical Theology of Disabilities by Summer Kinard - https://store.ancientfaith.com/of-such-is-the-kingdom-a-practical-theology-of-disability/?fbclid=IwAR2VAIZRyapFJsYyeYO9ovb6IsHDjiTvW29O_lNa6sRN8FQDHOrk-_ijqwc
Video and Practical Resources
- Autism and Your Parish - Video Series by Maura Oprisko https://www.youtube.
- Ministering to Our Campers with Special Needs - Orthodox Youth Directors in NA (Check out our webinars)
- Special Education for Orthodox Church School - Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago https://www.
- Removing Barriers: A Step by Step by Guide to Making Your Parish Disability Friendly https://faithtree.
- Let All the children come to me: A Practical Guide to Including children with disabilities in Your church ministries by MaLesa Breeding, Dana Hood and Jerry Whitworth
- 17 Ways to Use Catherine's Pascha by Charlotte Riggle https://
- Divine Liturgy Visual Schedule https://summerkinard.
- Saints for Students with Learning Disabilities https://
charlotteriggle.com/saints- students-learning- difficulties/
- St. Nicholas Program Special Needs Family Camp https://www.uocyouth.org/
- Welcoming the Stranger - St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church https://www.facebook.
com/smoekc/videos/ 425210391568798/ UzpfSTE5NzAwMTY4MDpWSzoyOTMwNT E4NjgzNjMyNzMy/
- Holy Unction Social Story https://www.facebook.
com/uocyouth/photos/a. 401574249924370/ 2255768041171639/?type=3& theater
- Holy Week and Pascha Fabric Playset - St. Tabitha's Workshop https://www.
spoonflower.com/en/fabric/ 8657504-holy-week-pascha- playset-by-st_tabithas_ workshop
Divine Liturgy: Teaching the Two Main Parts - for Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7noBBQJXtM
- Arms Wide Open - Orthodox Christian Disability Resources https://
- Orthodox Christian Deaf Association https://www.orthodoxdeaf.org/
- Fully Human - GOA Center for Family Care https://www.goarch.org/fully-human?fbclid=IwAR0zVCveKLKIh0PM1eXd4stOZLGcHVs25EKG_Ej0Rbzaxy0BFak5xqWAGsM