Inclusive Catholic Education

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew19:14

Since 2010, the Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Catholic Education have collaborated with Catholic School educators, parents and faith communities for the continuous development, promotion and support of the implementation of inclusive education in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Toledo. We believe inclusion improves the educational achievement of all students and strengthens the foundation of our Church's educational ministry.

For more information contact Marsha Rivas 419-244-6711, ext 4938 or click here to email Marsha.

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Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Approved providers for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program -- Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Toledo

All Saints School (K-8) Rossford
Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools (K-12) Fremont
Calvert Catholic Schools (K-12) Tiffin
Holy Cross School (K-6) Defiance
Holy Trinity School (K-8) Assumption
Immaculate Conception School (K-8) Bellevue
Immaculate Conception School (K-5) Port Clinton
Lima Central Catholic High School (9-12) Lima
Most Blessed Sacrament School (K-8) Toledo
Norwalk Catholic School (K-12) Norwalk
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (K-8) Toledo
Regina Coeli School (K-8) Toledo
Sacred Heart of Jesus School (K-8) Bethlehem (Shelby)
St. Aloysius School (K-8) Bowling Green
St. Augustine School (K-8) Napoleon
St. Bernard School (K-8) New Washington
St. Boniface School (K-5) Oak Harbor
St. Charles School (K-8) Lima
St. Francis de Sales High School (7-12) Toledo
St. Francis Xavier School (K-6) Willard
St. Gerard School (K-8) Lima
St. Joan of Arc School (K-8) Toledo
St. John the Evangelist (K–12) Delphos
St. John's Jesuit Academy (6-8) Toledo
St. John’s Jesuit High School (9-12) Toledo
St. Joseph School (K-8) Crestline
St. Joseph School (K-8) Galion
St. Joseph School (K-8) Maumee
St. Kateri Catholic Schools (K-12)
St. Mary School (K-8) Leipsec
St. Mary School (K-8) Mansfield
St. Mary School (K- 6) Shelby
St. Mary School (K-6) Vermilion
St. Peter School (K-6) Mansfield
St. Peter Junior High and High School (7-12) Mansfield
St. Rose School (K-8) Perrysburg
St. Wendelin School (K-12) Fostoria
Sandusky Central Catholic (K-12) Sandusky

Autism Scholarship Program

Approved providers for the Autism Scholarship Program – Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Toledo

Lima Central Catholic High School (9-12) Lima
Most Blessed Sacrament Elementary School (preK-8) Toledo
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School (preK-8) Toledo
Sandusky Central Catholic (preK-12), Sandusky
St. Boniface Elementary School (preK-8) Oak Harbor
St. Charles Elementary School (preK-8) Lima
St. John the Baptist Elementary School (preK-8) Toledo
St. Peter Elementary School (preK-6) Mansfield
St. Peter Junior High and High School (7-12) Mansfield
St. Pius X Elementary School (preK-8) Toledo

Executive Function Challenges and Autism Spectrum Disorder, presented by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. August 3, 2016, University of Toledo

Coffee & Conversation, Support Group for Parents of children of any age with developmental disabilities. 

1st Thursday of every month, Sylvania, OH

Certified Autism Resources

Sesame Street and Autism

Parenting resources for learning & attention issues: Understood

Greater Toledo Community Resources for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

IDEAs That Work: Preparing children and youth with disabilities for success

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Parent-to-Parent Tips: How to Make Mass Attendance Grace-filled for ALL! by David Rizzo

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Autism Scholarship Program from the Ohio Department of Education

Whose IDEA is This?  A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.

Caregiver Support & Information, sponsored by the Arc of Lucas County, 1st Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Toledo

Regular Lives for Families with Children with Disabilities
A series of short video segments by Kathie Snow.

Links listed on this site are provided for information puposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by the Diocese of Toledo.

Executive Function Challenges and Autism Spectrum Disorder, presented by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. August 3, 2016, University of Toledo

"All are Welcome" Building the Capacity of Catholic Schools to Serve the Needs of Students with Disabilities
by Michael J. Boyle

2016 Catholic Educator Conference on Exceptional Student Education
June 27, Jacksonville, FL
 

The Mustard Seed Project
October 9-10, 2016, Loyola University Chicago
A conference to explore inclusive practices within Catholic schools

Certified Autism Resources

ESSA supports UDL

ASD Strategies in Action
Online classes free to Ohio teachers from OCALI

Supporting and Responding to Behavior
Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers

Classroom Strategies from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

Six Things You Might Not Know about IEPs

Education Week article: Serving all Kids, No Exceptions

Kathy Mears presentation to Catholic School Principals, August 2013

Video Message for Teachers: Don't Limit Me!

Adaptations and Modifications for Students with Special Needs from TeacherVision

Ohio Department of Education Accommodations Manual

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Educational Strategies

US Department of Education Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities.

Guidelines for Providing Service to Children with Disabilities Parentally Placed in Ohio Nonpublic Schools

IDEA in Private Schools, U.S. Department of Education

IDEA Benefits and Services for Catholic School Students, by Dale McDonald, NCEA

See & Learn Reading Apps

Apps for Children with Special Needs

Tar Heel Reader: Books for beginning readers of all ages

Assistive Technology for Children with Special Needs

Speech & Language Impairments in Your Classroom: 8 Tips for Teachers

Including Learners with Multiple or Severe Disabilities: Tip Sheet

Serving Struggling Learners with ADHD within a Catholic School Setting, by Michael Boyle, Ph.D.

Understanding Dyscalculia, by Amanda Morin, National Center for Learning Disabilities

Strategies That Differentiate Instruction for grades 4-12

Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning, by Andrew Miller, Edutopia

Learning with Disabilities, ASCD Express

Co-teaching in the Inclusive Class with Dr. Wendy Murowski

Autism in the Classroom: Strategies that Work! by Kathy Mears

Creating a Student Support Team, by Ellen Flies

Does Your Technology Assist Your Students? by Mary Westendorf

Links listed on this site are provided for information puposes only and are not necessarily sponsored by the Diocese of Toledo.

NCEA Exceptional Learners Resources

Exceptional Learner's White Paper: One Spirit One Body by NCEA

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children (ages 2 - 5)

Sighted Guide Ohio, a voice for persons in Ohio who are visually impaired or blind

National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion

DisabilityisNatural.com 

IDEAs That Work: Preparing children and youth with disabilities for success
IDEA Q&A for serving children with disabilities in private schools

The Iris Center

LD online

Intervention Central, RTI Resources

Differentiation Central from the Universtiy of Virginia

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Ohio Center on Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities

National Catholic Partnership on Disability archived webinar, Access in Catholic Education for Students with Disabilities, Part I: Elementary Schools

Elementary Classroom Resources

Children and Adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

ASCD special issue: Learning with Disabilities

Clearinghouse for online professional development 

Genetics Educational Materials for School Success

Catholic Coalition for Special Education

Inclusive Religious Education for All Children

Inclusive Schools Network

Ohio's State Support Teams
Region 1 - Serves Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams and Wood Counties
Region 2 - Serves Erie and Huron Counties
Region 6 - Serves Allen County
Region 7 - Serves Crawford, Richland and Wyandot Counties

Links listed on this site are provided for information puposes only and are not necessarily sponsored by the Diocese of Toledo.

Inclusive Education Books – Available on loan from the Office of Equal Access Ministries
(419-244-6711)

 

The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools From Disability to Possibility Listening to the Experts
All Are Welcome: Inclusive Service Delivery in Catholic Schools, by Martin Scanlan
The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools, Charles Russo, Allan
Osborne, Joseph Massucci, Gerald Cattaro
From Disability to Possibility:
The Power of Inclusive Classrooms, Patrick Schwarz
Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out, by Elizabeth Keefe, Veronica Moore, Frances Duff
       
       
No Know Special Education in This School You're Welcome: 30 Innovative Ideas for the Inclusive Classroom
Inclusive Catholic Schools:
A Matter of Possibilities
No Know Special Education
in This School, by Ellen Wedemeyer
You’re Welcome: 30 Innovative Ideas for the Inclusive Classroom, by Patrick Schwarz, Paula Kluth
The Inclusion Facilitator’s Guide, by Cheryl Jorgensen, Mary Schuh, Jan Nisbet
       
       
A Land We Can Share The Beyond Access Model Children with Down's Syndrome
A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, by Paula Kluth, Kelly Chandler-Olcott
The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning
for Students with Disabilities
in the General Education Classroom, by Cheryl Jorgensen, Michael McSheehan, Rae Sonnenmeier
Children with Down’s Syndrome: A Guide for Teachers and Learning Support Assistants in Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, by Stephanie Lorenz
You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, by Paula Kluth
       
       
A Guide to Co-Teaching Inclusion: A Fresh Look The Teacher's Guide to Inclusive Education Collaborate Communicate and Differentiate
A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning, by Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand, Ann Nevin
Inclusion, A Fresh Look: Practical Strategies to Help All Students Succeed, by
Linda Tilton
The Teacher's Guide to Inclusive Education: 750 Strategies for
Success! by Peggy A. Hammeken
Collaborate, Communicate, & Differentiate! by Wendy Murawski and Sally Spencer