Special Needs

The patron saint of disabilities is St. Leopold Mandic.

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Braille Institute
Phone: (714) 821-5000
Fax: (714) 527-7621
Website: http://www.brailleinstitute.org
Address: 527 North Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92801-4899

The Braille Institute has a program for youth that helps support blind teens. This program emphasizes daily living skills, socialization and academics. Self-confidence is stimulated through participation in physical activities such as rock-climbing, surfing, white-water rafting, choral groups and more.

Free Wheelchair Mission
Phone: (949) 273-8470
Website: http://www.freewheelchairmission.org
Address: 15279 Alton Parkway Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92618

Free Wheelchair Mission is an international non-profit that provides wheelchairs to those in impoverished nations.

Best Buddies
Phone: (310) 642-2620
Website: http://www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Camps for individuals with developmentally disabilities.


Diocesan Resources for Special Needs