Taking simple steps to friendship


Taking simple steps to friendship
San Mateo Daily Journal | By Heather Murtagh
Recognizing the steps needed to interact with others poses a difficult problem for many children, particularly when dealing with conditions such as autism.

Learning how to be a friend


learning-how-smLearning how to be a friend
The Daily Courier, Kelowna BC
On Nov. 10, Friend 2 Friend came to our school. Friend 2 Friend are three grown-ups that teach you what autism is.

Audio Interview of Heather McCracken


Audio Interview of Heather McCracken
This short piece about Friend 2 Friend was put together by local journalist Andy Prest as part of a UBC School of Journalism radio documentary project.

And they call it puppet love


Canadian Living Magazine
January 2007
An article about Friend 2 Friend entitled “And they call it puppet love”.

The Special Times


The Special Times
September/October 2006
A Newsletter for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Innovative & Unique New Program Aims To Demystify Autism in Young Children


Innovative & Unique New Program Aims To Demystify Autism in Young Children
HalifaxLive.com | Wednesday, 05 July 2006
There is comfort in friendship, Peace in understanding. Puppets help establish roots for special understanding.

Book reaches out to peers of autistic kids


Book reaches out to peers of autistic kids
North Shore News | By Joanna Habdank
“I stood outside the classroom peeking in, powerless to enter because I didn’t want my son’s third-grade teacher to think I was interfering. I just stood there, helplessly watching my son fall apart,” writes Heather McCracken.

Caring for Communities


Caring for Communities
Shaw TV Channel 4 & Vancouver Foundation
Wed, May 31, 2006 at 10pm and Sat, June 3, 2006 at 10am
Caring for Communities will feature the Friend 2 Friend Programs.

Finding keys to friendship


Finding keys to friendship
By Roger Knox SAObserver
Kids on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) couldn’t have a better friend in Vancouver’s Heather McCracken.

CTV News – Your Health with Dr. Rhonda Low


CTV News – Your Health with Dr. Rhonda Low
Wednesday Feb 23, 2005
Friend 2 Friend will be the topic in an upcoming show of CTV News – Your Health with Dr. Rhonda Low.

Fostering Mutual Friendships for Children with Autism 2005


Autism Asperger’s Digest

 “Friend 2 Friend: Fostering Mutual Friendships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Heather McCracken