Friend 2 Friend Mission

Friend 2 Friend Mission

To enhance reciprocal social interaction, communication, imaginative play and friendships between individuals on the autism spectrum (and related social, communication, play and friendships needs) and their typically developing peers.

Our Vision
To provide sustainable community programs and services that foster an understanding of the many challenges experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum and to support our community to embrace all persons with ASD as valuable, contributing members.

Our Values
All children need friends. We strive to create and deliver universally accessible programs and services that embrace diversity and equality using inclusive, sensitive, age-appropriate, fun and educational approaches.

 

5 Things Parents Should Know About Us
Our philosophy is simple: everyone is different in their own way and being a good friend means accepting differences.
Our programs focus on fostering social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play between children on the autism spectrum and their peers.
Our programs were created by a parent of a child with autism and are delivered by professionals who are also parents of children with autism.
We provide programs to children in BC at fees that are based on 1/3 of the actual cost or completely free of charge whenever possible.
We use a child and family centred approach to support individuals on the autism spectrum in inclusive community settings.

5 Thing Professionals Should Know About Us
We are the only organization in the world that designs and delivers Autism Demystification® Programs that are evidence based and kid tested since 2002
We are the only organization in Canada certified and endorsed in the Integrated Play Groups® Model by Dr. Pamela Wolfberg.
We provide programs to children in BC at fees that are based on 1/3 of the actual cost or completely free of charge whenever possible.
Our programs are used worldwide by professionals, we have visited over 150,000 children in BC, and we also have three satellite partners in Alberta, California and Vermont.
Our programs focus on fostering peer social inclusion for children with autism and related needs ages 3 through 18.

5 Things Donors Should Know About Us
Our programs are truly unique, no other service provider in Canada, the US or abroad provides similar programs or services
We provide programs to children in BC at fees that are based on 1/3 of the actual cost or completely free of charge whenever possible.
We are a non-government funded (NGO) federally registered charity.
We have been serving children in BC since 2002 and worldwide since 2006, to date we have served hundreds of thousands of children and adults in BC and coutless more through our three satellite partners and published programs in the 6 UN languages.
We are an entrepreneuring non-profit society, applying best practices in business principles making our Society sustainable for years to come.

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