While we are becoming a more neuro-diverse world,
the reality is that kids with special needs have to live in a typical world.
Our mission is to provide programs and projects which allow children with special needs
and typical children to learn from each other and connect as friends.
All of our programs are designed to deliver much needed services and opportunities to children and young adults with special needs and their families while offering support and volunteer roles for young people looking to give back.
Through collaborative programs like Rock Dreams, Fit Friends and Art Works, we provide children and young adults with special needs fun and meaningful activities.
Friendship Park at Terramar is the
nation’s first all-inclusive community park where every element can be shared
side by side by the special needs and typical populations.
Our student volunteer program provides opportunities for children of all ages to make meaningful connections with their peers.
Working with the internationally acclaimed landscape architecture firm, EDSA, The Friendship Initiative has developed a concept and design for the nation’s first all-inclusive community park to be named Friendship Park.
Every element within this outdoor space, passive or active, can be shared side by side by both the special needs and typical populations. TFI is interested in partnering with a city that shares its vision of the way all community parks should be designed and built.