The mission of EMBRACE is to provide children with disabilities the opportunity for an inclusive education by providing the resources to support these children in their home parish schools. In collaboration with the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, EMBRACE equips and engages our Catholic community to embrace all learners by providing grants, resources, partnerships, and awareness. 

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month


This video is a conversation between Patrick Foraker and Nolan Smith and how inclusion benefited not only them, but others in school. Check it out!

This video is an interview of Nolan Smith and his life with Down Syndrome. Watch and listen to his beautiful life and why people with down syndrome are "miracles"!

Life with Down Syndrome

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Educational Links


  • Perfect Wings - Provides children of all abilities the opportunity to learn and grow together in a Catholic School environment that promotes faith, acceptance, and helps children with exceptionalities to become successful learners.

  • Office of Special Needs Ministry - The mission is to serve and support parishes in facilitating opportunities for a relationship with Christ by ensuring the fullest participation possible in the Catholic faith for all parishioners regardless of ability. Adopted by the Office of Special Needs Advisory Council July, 2017.

Upcoming Events

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EMBRACE is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed by a committed group of parents, teachers, and advocates. If you are passionate about helping children with exceptionalities receive a quality Catholic education, browse our website to learn more.  Please share our mission, follow us on social media, volunteer, and donate to help us EMBRACE all learners.

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Our phone number:

913-EMBRACE (913-362-7223)


Email: info@embraceks.org