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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

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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

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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

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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…

iCanBike Program – 2016

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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…

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

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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…


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Skate Night’s Sensory Friendly Fun

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Friendship Circle hosted a sensory friendly skate night at BonaVenture Family Skating Center on Sunday November 10th. Between 6:00-8:00PM, the facility became sensory friendly and provided families the ability to teach their children roller skate in a safe environment. What Makes it Sensory Friendly? Brighter Rink Effects such as flashing…

Game Changers: A Volunteer Recognition Event Recap

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Volunteer Recognition Event

On Monday, May 23, the Friendship Circle and its members gathered at the Berman Theater in the Jewish Community Center, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, to honor the countless volunteers who have given their time over the last year. The event was attended by well over four hundred people, including families,…

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