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The Benefits of Being Different

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In this talk, John Elder Robison describes how the differences of autism and ADHD can disable us as children even as they confer powerful competitive advantages upon us as adults. Through poignant examples from his own life, Robison shows how traits that crippled him as a child actually facilitated some…

Participate in a Study and receive a $50 Gift Card

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: November 16, 2011

The University of Michigan is conducting a research project focusing on adolescents and adults with communication difficulties and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. Learn how you can participate.

Tech Teens: Providing Teens with ASD a Creative Outlet

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: October 4, 2013

Tech Teens

The Need It is common for children and teens with Autism or other Autism Spectrum Disorders to have trouble expressing what they need or how they feel.  This can lead to a common misconception: those with Autism do not feel complex emotions because they cannot express them. The new Tech…

Setting The Record Straight About Asperger Syndrome

Relevance: 65%      Posted on: December 20, 2012

Bassie Shemtov, Founder and Director of Friendship Circle, was asked to share her thoughts on Asperger syndrome and it's connection to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The original media report said that Adam Garza, the gunman who killed 26 people had Asperger Syndrome. This report caused a nationwide…

The Great Bike Giveaway on KOAA5

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: May 14, 2012

On May 14, 2012, Friendship Circle's The Great Bike Giveaway was featured on KOAA5.   Help autistic boy in Pueblo West win bike A boy in Pueblo West needs your votes to make his dreams of owning a bike come true. Jackson Harris, 7, has autism and hypotonia, a condition…

Soul Stories: Sam Morris “Sweet (Hugs) Soul”

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: September 24, 2017

Nothing feeds the soul quite like a job well done – and Sam Morris gets his spiritual nourishment at the Soul Café and Soul Studio. Sam’s line of Sweet Hugs artwork, clothing and products has become very popular in recent months. But, he’s also well known for his work at…

iCanBike Program – 2016

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: June 26, 2016

Since 2013, the Friendship Circle of Michigan and iCanShine have partnered together to offer a week-long program to teach children and teens with special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bike.  iCanBike is a program of iCanShine, a nonprofit based in Pennsylvania whose mission is to provide quality learning opportunities…

Adults with special needs put talents to work at Soul Studio

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The Journey Never Ends: My Final Blog Post (for now)

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: August 18, 2016

Editors Note: Max is a 20-year-old college student who just so happens to have Asperger's Syndrome. He is an intern at the Friendship Circle of Michigan and has been a part of the organization since 2004. I have said it before to you, my audience, that I was diagnosed with…

Power Walkers: The Pearlman family – Team Dani P.

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: August 30, 2017

Pearlman Family

They walk for love. They walk for hope. They walk for friendship. They are Friendship Circle’s Power Walkers. While scores of generous supporters come together for the annual Walk4Friendship, there are some families that walk year after year – people who go the extra mile to support an organization that…

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