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EMBRACE (Enriching Many By Reaching All in Catholic Education) is an independent 501(c)3 organization started in 2016 to assist students with special needs in Catholic schools in the state of Kansas. This Association was conceived in 2005 by a group of dedicated, prayerful, and concerned parents of children with special needs, yearning for the opportunity for inclusion of their children in a Catholic school environment.
EMBRACE’s goal is to support a learning environment within Catholic schools which embraces all learners, values every child and sees God’s Sacred Holiness in every unique individual.
In collaboration with the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese in Kansas City, Kansas, Embrace will:
Provide financial grants to schools that qualify and may be used to:
Assist with the cost to hire Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Skill Coaches, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers, Physical Therapists, or other resources as requested
Purchase materials necessary to provide appropriate accommodations and modifications to the curriculum
Host a resource center with materials available for use/check-out by schools, teachers, parents
Facilitate ''open'' professional development opportunities based on needs identified
Partner with outside organizations to provide services to qualified schools, with the understanding that the hiring and supervision of personnel remains the purview of the school principals
Provide awareness and general guidance to parents, as needed
Raise awareness and advocate for inclusive education