This article discusses methods to facilitate real friendships between people with and without disability, with emphasis on school-aged students. It is suggested that the focus should be shifted from 'activities' to 'relationships', while being aware that building friendship takes time and effort. Emphasis should be placed on the strengths of the person with disability and the contributions they can bring to a relationship. Specific suggestions are offered for promoting friendship in the classroom, community and family contexts.
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Lessons Learned About Promoting Friendships
TAsh Connections, January/February 2004
1 January 1970
Friendship, School age