Loyola Press Announces the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit: the Next Resource for Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs

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Loyola Press has developed a new resource for individuals with special needs to enter fully into their faith experience: the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit. This kit helps individuals experience God’s healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Giving voice to those who need help and giving life to products that make a difference—that’s why Loyola Press provides faith formation products for individuals with special needs, products such as the award-winning Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit and the new Adaptive Reconciliation Kit.

The Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit began humbly: a young man named Brendan Rizzo was looking for a project to earn his Eagle Scout badge. His sister Danielle, a child with autism, was having difficulty receiving her First Communion—and Brendan sought to find a solution. With the help of his parents, Brendan organized a special-needs library at his parish for his Eagle Scout project and began developing a series of learning tools to help individuals celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist, tools featured in Loyola Press’s Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit.

Since then, Loyola Press has been honored with a 2012 Excellence in Publishing Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers; received numerous success stories for the Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit; and developed the next resource for individuals with autism and other special needs, the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit.

The Adaptive Reconciliation Kit was designed to help individuals with special needs enter fully into their faith experience, prepare for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, and experience God’s healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Dione L. Grillo, Consultant for the Office of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has reviewed the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit and notes: “the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit takes seriously the Bishops’ mandate for ‘full, conscious, and active participation’ in the sacramental life of the Church. It takes one giant step forward as it seeks to enable and empower individuals of all abilities to know and love our God of forgiveness.”

Theresa Adams, OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist and volunteer catechist adds: “Loyola Press has once again provided catechists and parents with valuable tools that honor the spirituality of individuals with special needs. This kit makes the abstract concepts of contrition and forgiveness clear and concrete through the physical act of exchanging a concrete object, such as a picture card or puzzle piece.”

To learn more about the Adaptive Reconciliation Kit, please visit http://www.loyolapress.com/special-needs or call 800-621-1008.

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