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Move Away from the Computer: How to Make Friends in Real Life

The internet is a wonderful and amazing place that offers so many opportunities to people from all walks of life to chat with like-minded individuals and build lifelong friendships. However, learning social skills on a computer or mobile device is one thing, but putting those techniques into action at real life events is another. Don’t…

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Friendship and Disability: Working Toward Independent Living

Learning how to make and keep friendships is something that we all need more of in our lives. However, for people who have disabilities, including small children, young adults, and mature individuals, making and keeping friendships can be a challenge. While the benefits of friendship and disability can be seen in the confidence and growth…

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Autistic Friends Network: Find Opportunities to Make Friends

Communication is one of the most frustrating aspects of autism for many people. It is essential to develop socialization skills and find opportunities to make friends in order to be successful. As a young person who is still in school, the options for making friends can be significantly greater than they are after graduation. Whether…

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Positive Effects of Friendship & Depression on Adults with CP

Most people view cerebral palsy as a physical disability and don’t understand the way it can affect a person mentally and emotionally. Adults with cerebral palsy will frequently have other developmental disabilities as well, such as autism, which is a social-communication disorder that can make building friendships and sharing emotions with others even more challenging.…

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Making Friends with Cerebral Palsy for Children and Adults

Learning how to make friends when we are children can be much easier than what is required as an adult. However, regardless of your age, making friends with cerebral palsy can be a real challenge. The primary basis for kids is having someone that you can play with, either outdoors at a playground or indoors…

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Autism and Friendships: Create Opportunities to Make Friends

When you want something in life, the best solution is to go out often just and get it. No one is going to give it to you, so you need to learn how to take it for yourself. Developing a new attitude toward social skill and autism is key if you want to learn how…

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Developing Social Skills for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy

You might have heard the phrase, “use it or lose it,” with regard to certain skills and abilities. This is also true of learning how to overcome issues with friendship and disability. The more you are able to get out there, participate, and work on developing social skills, the easier it will become. Young adults…

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Online Peer Relationships for Autistic Children and Adults

The internet has opened up a whole new opportunity for making and keeping friends, regardless of where you fall on the spectrum. Online peer relationships have become the new normal for people of all ages and abilities. Taking advantage of online playgroups, interactive screen time programs, social networks, and services, online friendships for autistic children…

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Thank You From All Friends Network

Thank you for being a part of our first event. We greatly appreciated your time and support of All Friends Network. We don’t charge our members or pass along any expenses for AFN Live~ LINK. Contributions go a long way allowing us to provide our unique services for those who need it most. 100% of…

Opportunities to Make Friends: True Friendship and Disability

Many people who have cerebral palsy or autism find that their core friendships are often very close to home. In fact, a majority of those surveyed in the United States reveal that family members and next-door neighbors are often the ones that they count as best friends. There is nothing wrong with being close to…