Special Education in Diocesan Catholic Schools

“Each person is created in God’s image, yet there are variations in individual abilities. Positive recognition of these differences discourages discrimination and enhances the unity of the Body of Christ.” 

-Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities, USCCB

Belonging: Ministry With Persons With Disabilities

The Ministry With Persons works to ensure meaningful participation for individuals with disabilities and their families in all aspects of the life of the Church.

Educating in the Image of God

Your child is unique and wonderfully made in the image of God. Every child has been given distinct gifts from God and is loved into being by God. We believe every child deserves the invitation to develop his or her gifts through Catholic education, and we strive to meet the needs of each child (as much as physical building structure, enrollment, and teacher availability allow).

Out of the 43 Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools, 82% offer some form of special education support. To begin a unique education journey for your child, contact a Catholic school near you today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Catholic school principals are there to answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to begin by contacting the Catholic school of your choice.

For additional support, contact the diocesan Catholic Schools Office:
David Maugel
Superintendent of Schools
260-422-4611 Ext. 3305
[email protected]

What is Special Education?

What is the difference between special education in Catholic and public schools?

When should I begin looking for a school for my child with a disability? Where do I begin?