Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program -Religious Education for Children and Adults with Special Needs
To Improve Catholic Religious Education for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. A comprehensive religion curriculum designed to help parents and catechists in their task of teaching special children and adults about the Catholic faith. The program may be used in a variety of religious education settings: parish religious education, either in an inclusive classroom or in a specialized setting. It may also be used in the home for family catechesis. If a catechist is teaching in an institution or group home, the program may be readily used in those settings as well. The curriculum covers the major aspects of the Catholic faith such as knowledge of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Students learn about the sacraments of the church, the life of Christ, the Blessed Mother, the commandments, the saints, and living the Christian life. They will be taught the prayers that are familiar to all Catholics. Lessons are written developmentally so that concepts are built one upon the other. The program consists of 220 lesson plans for students with mild or moderate mental retardation from ages 5-18. Includes basic catechesis, lesson plans on the liturgical year, prayer services and more. Comes in a hefty 6-pound, loose-leaf, color-tabbed binder.