The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to children, teens and adults who have special needs, involving them in a full range of social, Judaic, and educational experiences. Please click on the age of your child below to see what programs are currently available for them.


Toddlers 0- 36 months

Babyccino is a new program exclusively for extra special tiny tots and their Moms. We provide a warm, nurturing environment filled with fun activities, crafts, social opportunities, and more.
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Preschool 3- 5 years old

Mini Chefs is a program designed to give preschool children with special needs a chance to roll up their sleeves and get dirty in the kitchen. While having fun with friends, they develop important sensory skills, proper kitchen hygiene and create culinary masterpieces.
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Elementary 6- 12 years old

Sunday Circle is a program for children ages 6 – 13 in which they are paired together with teenage volunteers. Through the use of innovative and creative activities, music and movement and many other specialties, they explore different themes which help them further develop social, motor and sensory skills.
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Teens 13- 17 years old

Teen Scene is a newly restructured social club for teens with special needs. This interactive program is specifically designed to develop both independence and social skills for teens in a fun, warm and loving environment. Once a month the teens will meet and together with a volunteer they will go on trips, play games, and spend quality time with friends.
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Adults 18+ years

YAD is a new program that gives young adults with special needs, ages 18 – 26, an opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends in a comfortable and safe environment. Through a series of community service oriented activities, participants learn the satisfaction of giving back while gaining vital social and vocational skills.

FC Adults, is a monthly program centered around Judaic holidays and themes, where adults with special needs gather for a social evening filled with fun activities, games, and of course delicious food.

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Family Events

All ages

At our popular Holiday Programs of children with special needs come together and celebrate the Jewish Holidays in a fun, joyous and warm atmosphere.

Parents need a break to!  At our Mom’s & Dad’s Nights Out, parents of children with special needs gather for an evening of camaraderie, networking, delicious cuisine, creative concepts and a fun night out.

Bring the family and join us for a fun filled action packed day. Whether it’s splashing in a water park, picking strawberries on a farm or indulging in a delicious BBQ- we’ve got you covered.

I Walk 4 Friendship, is an annual fundraiser where the community joins together and participates in a 3k walk and family fun day, to raise both awareness and money for the Friendship Circle and the programs they provide for children with special needs.

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Specialty Programs

Friendship Circle Winter & Spring Break Camp is an action packed, fun filled three days which allow children with special needs ages 5 -15 the opportunity to taste the camp experience while enjoying field trips, music, crafts, special performances and much more. Camps take place during both Winter & Spring Break School Holidays.

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Life skills is a program specifically designed for children ages 10-17 that familiarizes them with current and future real life situations, and teaches them the needed skills and appropriate responses.

Special Strides is a therapeutic horseback riding program where through experiencing life on a farm the children's confidence us built. This program takes place twice a year, each session runs for five consecutive weeks and is for children ages 5- 16.

Leagues is a fun way for children with special needs ages 6- 17 to experience a variety of recreational activities without the full term commitment. Depending on your choice, children have the ability to learn dance, yoga, woodworking, cooking, photography, cheerleading, sports & fitness and so much more. 

Friendship Cafe is a branch of Life skills, where children, ages 10-17, “take over” a local restaurant, help serve and seat customers and take their orders.

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Friends At Home

Friends at Home (4-17 years old), is a program where each week teenage volunteers visit the homes of children with special needs and play with them for an hour. It is during this time that the bond between child and volunteer is formed and a strong connection is made. 

These visits can be arranged to accommodate a wide variety of schedules. Please contact us on the link below or call 954.970.9551. This program is offered free of charge.
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