Tag Archives: special needs children

Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North

Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North 25 N. State St. Newtown, PA Contact: Mrs. Miriam Shemtov, Executive Director friends@fcpa.info 215 497-1003 The Friendship Circle South reaches out and extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social experiences. The Circles’ unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and through shared experiences both are enriched. Volunteers become friends to a child with special needs, thereby, giving them the opportunity to have what every child needs- friends, role models and love. Simply put, The Friendship Circle lets children and teens […]


Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks 216 Haddon Ave., Suite 403, Westmont, NJ 08108 Christina Carter, Director, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, Autism Speaks 856 858-5400 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. […]