Friendship Circle provides your family with a supportive community that gives you the opportunity to form real friendships within a non-judgmental environment. Friendship Circle provides over 40 programs that are designed to nurture your child’s social, physical and cognitive skills. We work individually with each family to understand their specific needs and concerns related to each child’s disability.

Please browse through the Family section by clicking on the links below. Make sure to check out the Resource section for great opportunities and programs for parents.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Sarah Schectman at 248-788-7878 Ext. 209


Friendship Circle provides over 40 weekly and seasonal programs for children, teens and young adults. Learn about all of the programs we offer in this section. Learn More

Parent Seminars

Friendship Circle will be offering a four part special needs parenting series: These four seminars will give parents new insight, crucial information and much needed resources in parenting, advocacy, special needs planning and much more . Learn More

Parent Resources

Navigating the world of special needs can be confusing and overwhelming for a parent. Here are some programs and resources to help provide you with tools and community support along the way. Learn More

Joining Friendship Circle

For all new families interested in joining Friendship Circle there is a three step process to get started. If you already had

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an intake you can get started by visiting my.friendshipcircle.org

Step One: Register for an Intake Meeting

Friendship Circle requires that all new families participate in an intake meeting before their child participates in programs. You will meet with a family coordinator who will give you a tour of our facility and discuss the programs that are available for your child. The intake is also a good time to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have. Intake Meetings are generally held twice a week.

Step Two: Registration for Programs

Once you have participated in an intake meeting you can now register your child for programs. You will receive an email asking you to set up a My Friendship Circle account. Follow the instructions to set up an account and select your preferred programs. Please set aside 20 minutes to fill out this form as there is quite a bit of detailed information that we will need from you (health & medical Information, liability waivers etc.).

Step Three: Pairing of Volunteers

Once your registration has been accepted our volunteer coordinators will work on pairing an appropriate volunteer with your child. Depending on the program selected and the time of year you have registered there may be a delay of 2-3 weeks before your child can participate in programs.