“Friends Like You. Friends Like Me.” is community-outreach initiative designed to help educate children about autism spectrum disorder and provide the tools necessary to facilitate friendships among children.
This program encourages recognition of children’s similarities, reinforces the common desire to be accepted and have friends, demystifies autism in an age-appropriate manner, and promotes inclusion, respect, and friendship between children of all abilities.
As part of this program, we have created a film which illustrates ways to work with children to educate them about autism spectrum disorder.
School administrators, students, and professionals share ideas and strategies to facilitate positive peer relationships and friendship development.
The film offers strategies and resources to encourage interactions and friendships in school environments as well as in the general community.
In addition we have provided free, downloadable supportive materials that can assist you in your efforts. The film is intended to be used as a train-the-trainer model so schools, recreational programs, sports teams or any organization working with kids can adapt the material to train their own participants.
All materials are available at CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ALL FREE MATERIALS
After you have had the chance to review them, I’d love to hear what you think.
Feel free to send me an e-mail and to share the link with others who may find these resources valuable.
Adrienne P. Robertiello
Children’s Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 233-3720 ext. 5343
This program has been made possible by the Kohl’s KidsAbilities program at Children’s Specialized Hospital through the generosity of Kohl’s Cares.