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Mar 22     Deaf & Disabilities      

COVID-19 Resources for those with disabilities

In order to address the various needs of the disability community during the COVID-19 crisis, National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities (NCPD) has compiled a list of resources on their website.

We are aware that these uncertain times, in some cases, may be especially difficult for persons with disabilities. In order to address the various needs of the disability community during the COVID-19 crisis, National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities (NCPD) has compiled a list of resources on their website. They will continue to update this list. Please follow this link for the resources and please be assured of our prayers.

https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources

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Melissa Waldon, M.S.

Melissa Waldon, M.S.
Associate Director of Ministry to Persons with Disabilities
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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.