Exceptional Learner Resources

Catholic schools strive to be inclusive of all learners, and teachers and administrators are seeking strategies, best practices and resources to help serve the needs of exceptional learners in the classroom.

NCEA Talk Blogs


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Dr. Raul Escarpio - Shepherd Consulting Dr. Jim Rigg - Superintendent, Archdiocese of Chicago Dr. Katy Lichon - Director of New Language Program, University of Notre Dame Jodee Blanco - NY Times Bestselling Author Sue Gerenstein - Vice President of Professional Development and Lee Anne Housley, Vice President of Instructional Excellence, Catapult Learning Dr. Christie Bonfiglio - Director of Program for Inclusive Education, University of Notre Dame




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Additional Resources

A Prayer Service for Openness in the Coming School Year

As we prepare for the opening of the school year, we are filled with many emotions. Let us listen and reflect on a time when Jesus’ disciples watched as he was approached by a demanding parent, and experienced a surprising result.

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Who Are Exceptional Learners in Catholic Schools?

Catholic education is rooted in the conviction that Jesus Christ provides the most comprehensive and compelling example of the realization of full human potential. From this emanates the belief that all students are exceptional in that they are made in the image and likeness of Christ and should have access to a Catholic school education.

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Exceptional Learners White Paper: One Spirit, One Body

This white paper provides a rationale for serving students with disabilities in Catholic schools by exploring the Church’s call for inclusion during the last 50 years. Additionally, a framework is presented that outlines a systematic approach to developing a comprehensive system of support for inclusion practices in Catholic schools.

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Called to Inclusion Infographic

As Catholic educators we are called to inclusion. This timeline outlines inclusion efforts promoted by the Church over the past six decades and outlines for us a call to action.

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Who Are Exceptional Learners
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