One big, happy ohana …

This Sunday, at least 150 people will come to Waukesha and participate in Good Friend’s 2nd annual “Hoa Aloha Autism Awareness Bowling Event“. And if it’s anything like last year, it will be a fun, if not downright inspiring, day! But even the weeks leading up to this event have been so meaningful for our … Read more

Registration Now Open for Bowling Event, April 18!

I don’t know that we’ll be able to capture the beauty of hibiscus and the warmth of Oahu, but I know we’ll have the spirit of Aloha at Sunset Bowl and Entertainment Center in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday, April 18, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.! Good Friend’s 2nd annual “Hoa Aloha Autism Awareness Bowling … Read more

DVD up for 2010 ASA Excellence in Media Award!

“How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone with Autism?” is being nominated for the Autism Society of America’s Excellence in Media Award this year! We need a statement from you about how it’s impacted your classroom. Please send a well-written sentence or two to [email protected] in the next few days to send along … Read more

What do you say, Middle School?

Have you heard that 1:110 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? That’s a lot of kids, when you compare to most other childhood conditions. Good Friend is dedicated to making sure these students with ASD have good friends in their community. … Read more

$3,500 is great … but $25K would be better!

We are so thankful for each and every person who came our our “Tackling Autism Awareness” event earlier this month. You helped us raise $3,500 to promote autism awareness, acceptance, and empathy! And now we have another opportunity to raise funds … Chase Community Giving is offering $25,000 to 100 nonprofit organizations … and we … Read more

2nd Annual “Tackling Autism Awareness” FUNdraiser SAT., NOV. 7!

Pre-register NOW to attend Good Friend, Inc.’s 2nd annual “Tackling Autism Awareness” silent auction FUNdraiser on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 1-4 p.m., at Steinhafels in Waukesha! With a sports theme and family-friendly entertainment, there’s a little something for everyone. For him, a Big Ten game. For her, get some holiday shopping done. For the kids, … Read more

Be proactive this school year

As parents of children with developmental delays, Denise and I have been told to “wait and see” more times than we care to count. Wait and see if the skills emerge. Wait and see if he needs extra support. Wait and see if she’s able to make friends. Wait and see if the kids tease … Read more

Join Team Good Friend for Dylan’s Run ’09!

We have one month to put together an amazing team for this year’s Dylan’s Run, a family-friendly 2Mile Run & Walk held at the Summerfest grounds during Indian Summer, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, starting at 9 a.m. If you don’t already have plans to be on a team, join us! We especially appreciate this … Read more

No time for lazy summer days with Good Friend!

Good Friend, Inc., is preparing for its national debut. Now that we have two state autism conferences under our belt, we thought it was time to take the Awareness-Acceptance-Empathy model to the next level. Chelsea and Denise will attend the sessions as parents, will present “Disability Harassment and the Importance of Social Support” on Saturday … Read more

Connecting through technology to spread the A-A-E message!

How many individuals with ASD do you know?  How many people who care for, educate, or otherwise serve individuals with ASD are among your friends and family?  In this Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn world of connections, the world is continually made smaller by technology.  We appreciate you registering for our blog updates.  Are you a member of … Read more