The Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit includes "eight pieces, including picture cards that help children maintain focus during Mass and a matching puzzle that helps children differentiate between the Host and ordinary food. This kit also includes social stories and picture exchange communication system (PECS) strategies."
For more information about its history and testimonials, click here.
The Adaptive Reconciliation Kit helps individuals with disabilities to prepare for Reconciliation. It includes:
The Reconciliation Flip Book introduces the steps of the process of celebrating the sacrament.
I’m Sorry Cards help individuals understand and actively communicate contrition.
The I Am Forgiven Sequence Puzzle helps
individuals recognize the impact of their actions on others, learn the
“sequence” of forgiveness, and experience the joy and peace that comes
from being forgiven and forgiving others.
Jesus Forgives Instructional Story Card stresses that God loves us, forgives us, and restores us.
Jesus Wants Us to Make Good Choices Matching Puzzle is
a choose-the-match activity that associates Jesus with good, moral
choices by matching Jesus with the Good Choice symbol option.
The Good Choice/Bad Choice Cards help individuals recognize good and bad choices in categories such as self, others, and God’s creation.
Examination of Conscience Instructional Card invites
individuals to prayerfully look into their hearts to evaluate how they
may have hurt God or other people with their thoughts, words, or
I Celebrate Reconciliation Picture Book invites and reminds individuals to celebrate the sacrament with confidence, comfort, and joy.
An adapted version of the Act of Contrition, the Act of Contrition Instructional Card, allows individuals with special needs to acknowledge sins, ask God for forgiveness, and express desire to repent. (*The Act of Contrition as prayed in American Sign Language)
The Helper Guide explains how to use each
component in the kit to meet the USCCB requirement of having a sense of
contrition to fully experience and celebrate the sacrament.
A backpack allows individuals to transport all the components to and from church, home, or faith formation classes.
For more information and testimonials, please click here.
Loyola Press is also launching a Special Needs website this month. Please check back as additional resources will be added.