Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit / Kit de preparación adaptativa para la Primera Eucaristía

For Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs

The Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit enables people with autism and other special needs to participate fully in their faith, individuals who might not be able to receive the Eucharist. This teaching tool is a first of its kind; it helps individuals meet USCCB Eucharist requirements for individuals with disabilities to distinguish the Holy Eucharist from ordinary food and to receive the Eucharist reverently.

The Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit in English received the 2012 Association of Catholic Excellence in Publishing Award.


  • My Picture Missal Flip Book and Mass Picture Cards are for use at Mass. They help the individual maintain focus and actively participate in the Mass.

  • Bless Yourself Sequence Puzzle helps the individual learn how to make the Sign of the Cross. This activity can be paired with parent or catechist modeling so it becomes a gross motor imitation task.

  • Who Is Jesus? Instructional Card introduces the individual to Jesus as the Son of God and relates God’s family to the individual’s family.

  • Communion Is Not the Same as Food Matching Puzzle helps the individual distinguish between the Eucharist and ordinary food.

  • How to Receive Communion Sequence Puzzle shows all the steps of receiving Communion reverently, providing a guide for the individual to practice. This learning tool may be taught with sequencing or modeling.

  • I Receive Communion Instructional Story reinforces the reverence and proper steps of receiving Communion.

  • Helper Guide includes tips on how to use the kit.

  • A backpack is included so the individual can transport the items from home, faith formation sessions, and Mass.

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