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Our mission is to create autism
awareness,
teach
acceptance
of differences, and
foster
empathy
for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Static overlay
Our mission is to create autism
awareness,
teach
acceptance
of differences, and
foster
empathy
for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Individualized Classroom Presentation

In middle school, all students generally want to blend. Yet we understand that students on the spectrum stand out and are at a much higher risk for bullying than their neurotypical peers. An interactive Individual Classroom Presentation provides greater opportunity for awareness, acceptance, and empathy than a General Assembly.

Themes of healthy social relationships and brain-based differences fit well with units in Language Arts, Science, Health, and Guidance courses for 6th-8th grade students. The positive discussion platform and common language provided may stir an adolescent with autism to share about his or her own differences.

Before the presentation, we speak with the teacher about the class’ needs and tailor the presentation accordingly. The hour-long presentation includes a screening Choosing to Be a Good Friend (2019).

We at Good Friend, Inc., are taking precautions to keep our staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic, and we know that schools and other community organizations are working to mitigate risks for their populations, too. We also know how important social-emotional learning is, whether school instruction is in-person or virtual.  Therefore, we are offering live remote programs! While our preference is to provide these programs in person, we recognize that doing so may not be safe. We also know that, even if you plan to have us visit your school, a positive test result for COVID-19 could change your instruction method overnight. Know that we are flexible and prepared. Get in touch with us for more information on how we can make your school commUNITY a more inclusive atmosphere for neurodivergent learners.

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