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He who welcomes you welcomes me, and he who welcomes me welcomes him who sent me --Matthew 10:40

To sustain the Gospel message, all believers are called to build vibrant communities of faith and service. We all have a need to belong and feel welcome and persons with disabilities want to be included and involved.

Like other parishioners, they have gifts and strengths to offer to the worshiping community and should be fully included in the life of the parish. To that end, the following are offered as resources. Each should be viewed in light of church teaching and law.

If you need more information, please contact:
Bill Fleming,
Director, Disabilities Ministry

Catholic Organizations and Resources on Disabilities

Other Organizations and Resources

Specific Disability Conditions/Developmental Disabilities


  • Autism Society of America A leading source of information and referral on autism, representing the autism community for more than 33 years. The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.
  • Maryland Chapters, Autism Society of America Volunteer, non-profit organizations dedicated to acting as a voice for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
  • Pathfinders for Autism Parent sponsored, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families through research, referrals and resources.
  • Unraveling Autism A fact sheet from the National Institutes of Mental Health regarding autism.
  • Autism Speaks Committed to funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism and to raising public awareness about autism.
  • Interactive Autism Network A project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers with families.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Rise for Autism
  • Cafe Mom


Down Syndrome


Learning Disabilities

Cerebral Palsy

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)