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Children and People with Special Needs

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My eyes closed and focused within, and my breathing deep, I noticed myself in the midst of a family conversation.
“We have another son, who, unfortunately, is not well. He is autistic. He needs a blessing.”
Goldie Shuman was born with FD, a rare genetic disorder, and lives by the grace of G-d and a team of medical professionals. Watch and be inspired by her incredible bat mitzvah speech.
David Mayer lives with his family in Los Angeles, California, where he was an executive in the toy industry. (Early 1980s)
My life was coming unglued. The health of my then 15-year-old daughter was degrading at a brutal pace and the future seemed filled with darkness.
Meet Bassie Shemtov, Founder of The Friendship Circle
There’s a famous story in the Talmud about a man who implored G‑d to end a severe drought. Choni the Circle Maker drew a circle around himself and refused to leave until the desperately needed rain fell. Bassie Shemtov is another kind of circle-maker, cre...
It was hard to concentrate. Words were spinning in my head, like a wheel of anxiety.
An incredible story at the Friendship Circle’s art studio
Born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, Felicia Bowers has limited control over her body. She cannot speak and rather uses a retina-controlled device called Tobii to communicate. But the 27 year old from West Bloomfield is drawing incredibl...
An inside perspective of special children, their families, volunteers, community members and Friendship Circle coordinators who bring them together.
An inside perspective of special children, their families, volunteers, community members and Friendship Circle coordinators who bring them together.
My six-year-old’s teacher is frustrated that my son has a hard time sitting still for too long in class. My son is very bright and says that the teacher is boring. The principal wants to have him tested for hyperactivity, but I don’t know what this can ac...
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