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Protecting Our Children

Parent/Family Network

Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

Parent/Family Network

The Parent/Family Network provides informational meetings for parents and family members of children with, or at-risk for, various types of physical or learning disabilities.  During the sessions, participants have the opportunity to pray, share experiences, give advice, and learn about resources and programs designed to address the needs of children with special needs.  For more information about the Parent/Family Network, contact the Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or email us at

Upcoming Events

Sacramental Preparation:  using a hands on approach
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus.
This presentation will provide an overview of useful tools for helping a child with special needs in preparation for the Sacraments.
Click here for the flyer.

Navigating the System for Children with Special Needs
Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7 p.m.
St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 434 Norton Road, Columbus
Parents of children with special needs often feel overewhelmed navigating the system of resources and programs available to assist their children.  Join us for a discussion which will offer suggestions and highlight resources available in Catholic schools and the community.  There will be time to ask questions.  The presentation panel will consist of parents, educators, and professionals.
The event is free.  Please register by March 17.  Call the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or email at
Please inform us of any special needs accommodations.  Child care is available.  As you register, please inform us of your child care needs.
Click here for the flyer.


Click here for resources on the Persons with Disabilities page.

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