Welcome to the Office for Persons with Disabilities
The Office for Persons with Disabilities resources the Diocese of Richmond to meet the pastoral and social needs of people with disabilities and raises awareness within the diocesan community of the gifts that people with disabilities have to offer to the larger Church.
by Deacon Tom Lambert, Co-chair, NCPD MI Council
Advent is a time we “anticipate” and prepare for the celebration of Christmas. We marvel and enter into the mystery of God becoming human, forever changing the course of our world. It is a time to reexamine what the incarnation means to each of us in a personal way. In the hustle and bustle of the season, it often is a challenge to find the time to contemplate this wonderful mystery.
For me, part of my advent has been spent reflecting on the gospel we read on the feast of Christ the King …read more
Celebrating the holidays when a person’s symptoms of their disability makes it difficult for them to enjoy the festivities
Happy Kids for Christmas: It’s typical for children to become over stimulated and stressed with all the activities surrounding the holiday season. Children with social and behavioral challenges may have the most difficulty adapting to schedule changes, visits to unfamiliar places, and introductions to new people and foods. The following tips give parents and caregivers some ways to maintain the joy of the season"…read more