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Children and People with Special Needs

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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...
Changing the way we think about children with special needs
The Friendship Circle brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower these special children, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.
A Friends @ Home Visit
Steven is an 8 year old boy with autism, but in Friendship Circle’s world, that just means he’s unique, like all of us, and that his special talents and abilities make him outstanding. I turn into the neighborhood, and pull up to the house...
I know opposites, my left and right, the alphabet, and simple addition. Sounds easy right? Wrong. For some people in this world these are hurdles they are unable to climb over.
More than 800 teenagers, parents and community members gathered in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield for an annual tribute to volunteers who have helped make the Friendship Circle an internationally-recognized project.
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