My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
The Friendship Circle has made such a difference in my daughter's life. We joined a year ago. Our first activity was apple picking. When we walked in to join the group, I noticed another child with autism having an EPIC meltdown, just the kind my daughter has anywhere from once to twenty times a day. I caught my breath....waiting for what I normally experience as a mom...the stares, the under the breath comments. None of that came. The child was accepted for who she was and where she was. Her mother was supported by the other parents. We have all been there. I knew that day that we found a place where Evelyn could find friends. In the past 2 years, Evelyn has been invited to ONE birthday party. She has been invited to zero sleepovers and zero playdates. Friendship circle gives her what so many other families take for granted.....playdates, birthday parties, social activities. Fun with her peers! It has made a huge difference for evelyn to feel accepted and be allowed to be herself. She is learning to be a friend.