Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Special Needs Ministry

The Special Needs Ministry of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef.

A.G.A.P.E. (Appreciating God-Given Abilities of Persons with Exceptionalities)

Exceptional Student Education Modified Sunday School Curriculum is specifically designed for our children with special needs to be fully engaged and included in the educational and spiritual goals of the Sunday school program and all services.


Dr. Wassem Girgis 954-663-7270
Eng. Steven Attallah 407-314-4182

A.R.M. (Archangel Raphael Ministry)

This exceptional ministry is an annual convention designed specifically to serve individuals with special needs and each member of their families. It is a fun and spiritual enriched program with special guests and experts from pertinent fields.


Fr. Joachim Boutros 239-273-5029

STARS ~ SMF (St. Mark Festival)

STARS is a modified curriculum designed for individuals with special needs and adapted from the SMF curriculum implemented in 2014. The STARS curriculum is composed of 3 levels from which to choose and is compatible with components of the different grades within each year's theme. Hymns and memory verses are also included and awards are given along with their peers.
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Fr. Reweis Salidis 407-497-3093