About the Initiative:
Friends Like You. Friends Like Me. is an educational community outreach initiative of Children's Specialized Hospital, designed to help educate children about autism spectrum disorder and provide the tools necessary to facilitate friendships among children.
This program encourages recognition of children's similarities, reinforces the common desire to be accepted and have friends, demystifies autism in an age-appropriate manner, and promotes inclusion, respect, and friendship between children of all abilities in all facets of their lives. Use these materials and resources to encourage understanding and acceptance and to reduce intimidation and bullying.
This enlightening video explains ways to educate children about autism spectrum disorder. It offers strategies and resources to encourage interactions and friendships in school environments as well as in the general community. School administrators, students, and professionals share ideas and strategies to
facilitate positive peer relationships and friendship development.
Onwards and upwards!