Friends Like Us is a social group for people ages 16-23. Friends Like Us offers a variety of programs to support and enhance socialization and life skills. In addition, FLU provides teens opportunities to build friendships, explore their larger community and have fun!
Friends Like Us was created in the spring of 2014 by a Mom and an older Brother of a special needs teen who watched their son/brother struggle to find social outets. There weren't many opportunities for kids with social challenges, especially opportunties to mix with neurotypical peers. Research shows that inclusion of all types of kids in various social environments benefits all kids and builds community! Friends Like Us is a combination of teens; teens with moderate social challenges, kids with moderate disabilities who want to be a part of a community, and neurotypical kids who want to have FUN! Each Saturday night our kids will play, move, cook and enjoy an evening of community fun and games together!