This book is part of a collection of 5 booklets of resource materials developed with the ARC of Massachusetts on “Making Friends”. It is designed to help individuals, families and organizations enhance skills and supports to take better advantage of opportunities for relationships between the people who get support and their co-workers—especially co-workers who do not have disabilities. In particular, a focus is on exploring and creating partnerships in the community where we all want to live and contribute as full participating citizens..
Building Friendships between people with and people without disabilities
Let’s Begin with Definition
- What Do We Mean by Your Role?
- What Is Inclusion?
- Your Pathway Toward Inclusion
- Inclusion Hurdles and Responses
- Continuing On Your
- Pathway Toward Inclusion
- Beyond Membership
- Friendship Hurdles and Responses
- For Program Staff
- For Community Members
- For Organization Wide
Widening the Circle (Expanding opportunities for friendships between people with and without disabilities) is a project under the auspices of The Arc of Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). You can find out more about Widening the Circle at thearcofmass.org/programs/widening-the-circle/.
The Books in the Series are:
• Making Friends in the Community – eBook
• Making Friendships where you live – eBook•
• Making Friendships at Work – eBook