Disabilities

March 14, 2019
Full inclusion means that any student with a diverse learning ability, such as autism, Down syndrome, or any other intellectual disability, is fully integrated into the classroom with other typical learners.
Lauren Teruel Ridloff, an actress from AMC's "The Walking Dead," visits her old school and recounts her life as a deaf child and how her experiences at Chicago's Holy Trinity School for the Deaf--now Children of Peace School--has enriched her life and influenced her career.
Pope Francis greets a French nun with Down Syndrome during an audience at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2017. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Joshua Heavin February 22, 2019
People with Down syndrome can accomplish amazing things, but the dignity of the human person is not contingent on measurable achievements.
Matt Malone, S.J. February 08, 2019
We must see new technologies as opportunities for evangelization and solidarity rather than scary, bewildering forces that can only pull us apart.
Our readers December 28, 2018
Respondents reported a variety of accommodations for people with disabilities in their parishes, while also calling on their communities to do more to support parishioners with special needs.
"But he knows how to communicate, to express himself," the pope said.