Farber Soul Center offers adults with special needs chance to excel in art, cafe jobs

You create a special space for children with special needs: the Friendship Circle. It’s a great success, but what do you offer those children when they grow up? “You know, for several years we had our lovely families, that are like family to us, calling and saying, ‘What are you doing with our kids? They’re sitting at home eating, playing video games. It’s not OK. My kid is getting depressed…’” said Bassie Shemtov, director of Friendship Circle. That’s the challenge that led Shemtov and her husband to develop another very special place, this one for adults with special needs.

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