Special Parents Confidential Episode 13 The Friendship Circle
One of the recurring themes we have in our podcasts is how some of the best information and support comes primarily from parents of special needs children. We know what our children need for help and it's incredible when some parents step forward and create groups and organizations that fill those needs when other avenues are not available.
This is certainly the case with the group we are talking about in this episode. The Friendship Circle was created by parents and family members of special needs children to help those children find friends and support. They've grown in just a few years from a group of a few parents who started bringing their kids together in Detroit, Michigan, to a now nearly world-wide organization. They pair up special needs kids -- all children with physical, developmental, or learning disabilities are welcome no matter what the diagnosis -- with 'normal' or 'neuro-typical' kids to be friends and help