Who can register?
Children from 6-17 years of age
Adults 18 years and over
SPRED is a network of services in about 70 parish centers for the developmentally disabled
Each center serves a particular age group: children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Santa Maria serves an adult group.
Each center has a chairperson, a leader catechist, an activity catechist, and "helper catechists"
Each session with the developmentally disabled include an activity, a lesson, and a sharing of food
SPRED uses the symbolic method of instruction
Each session with the developmentally disabled persons is preceded by a catechist preparation session
SPRED sessions are held on Mondays, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM