Newborn hand wrapped around the index finger of an adult hand. White background.

Why perfection is a worthy goal for kids with disabilities

August 30, 2021

We are all called to perfection, and we are all imperfect, even those of us with typically developing bodies and minds. The perfection we are called to is not flawlessness. It is to complete the work of being perfectly ourselves, to become completely the person God has created us to be.


A New Chapter in Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities

September 29, 2020

The Vatican issues a new document on involving persons with disabilities in catechesis and ministry–not just as recipients, but as active members of the Body of Christ, “in living reciprocal relationships of welcoming and solidarity” with the whole community.


How we (fake) toddler Montessori at home with a special needs child

December 11, 2018

A peek into Oscar’s new big boy, Montessori(-ish) play space. What we love about Montessori is that it empowers him to take ownership, to easily express his preferences, and to engage with his environment and his family.

Kids ready for their first day of school.

#7QT: Seven things about the first (normal) week of school

September 14, 2018

Ever wondered how we do what we do? Here’s a #7QT look (Seven Quick Takes) at a typical week in the life of Team Wilkens.

Faithful Not Successful

A Sabbath year

April 27, 2017

A few weeks ago, I got an email from another special needs mom, someone I don’t know directly but who knows many of my friends. She got in touch with me because someone had suggested taking her son to Lourdes, which made her remember our upcoming pilgrimage, which made her get in touch to ask…

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