• Videos

• Stories

• Activities

• Documents

• Plain language

• “Listen” buttons

This new bilingual website on friendship is for young people with intellectual disabilities, their families, teachers and others who support them. It provides inspiration and information in a highly accessible format. Most of the website is devoted to Young Adults. This section is in Plain Language and is interactive, with audio page summaries, many short videos, brief stories with “Listen” buttons, games, downloadable activities and documents that provide further suggestions and links.

Topics covered:

    • What is friendship?
    • Finding Friends,
    • Friends Don’t Always Use Words,
    • Making Plans that Work,
    • Why Do We Lose Friends?
    • Friendship Skills,
    • Dating and Sexuality,
    • and Safety.

Resources are also provided for Families and Educators. Topics include Network Building, Inclusive Education, and Transition Planning. A further section, titled Getting Involved, provides information and stories to catch the interest of visitors who might like to have a friendship with someone with a disability. The Additional Resources section highlights several organizations for their Good Practices. Other annotated links to helpful organizations and resources are provided in documents that can be downloaded from various pages in the site. A double-opt-in Community Forum encourages the sharing of experiences, suggestions and announcements. 


For more information
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