Spiritual Resources Article
Stories of Jesus and the Saints Performed by Deaf Actors
Stories of Jesus and the Saints is offered by the National Catholic and Office of the Deaf (NCOD) and the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in ASL with captions and voiced in English.
Stories of Jesus and saints is offered by the National Catholic and Office of the Deaf (NCOD) and the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in ASL with captions and voiced in English. The videos are great learning tools for every age and especially good for Deaf children and hearing children as well.
Ministry to Persons with Disabilities, Caregivers and the Deaf
Melissa Waldon, M.S., is currently serving as the Associate Director of Ministry to Persons with Disabilities for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. One main job she has is coordinating catechesis for people with disabilities at the parishes. She has taught children with disabilities at the elementary and secondary levels and has been a school counselor. Her experience as a catechist includes multiple grade levels. Melissa is married with 4 children. She has 23 years of combined experience as a parent, educator and of being an advocate for children with disabilities. She has been a presenter for the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, for the Diocese of Corpus Christie, as well as the Diocese of Tyler to help raise awareness of disabilities and to offer best practices in order to foster meaningful participation of all persons within the life of the church. She also is a core member of the Council of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for NCPD and serves on the Faith Inclusion Network of Dallas.