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.
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.
Canadian Living Magazine
An article about Friend 2 Friend entitled “And they call it puppet love”.
The Special Times
A Newsletter for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
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
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
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
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
Wednesday Feb 23, 2005
Friend 2 Friend will be the topic in an upcoming show of CTV News – Your Health with Dr. Rhonda Low.
Autism Asperger’s Digest
“Friend 2 Friend: Fostering Mutual Friendships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Heather McCracken