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Supporting Friendships: One Parent's Reflections

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A mother of a child with Autism, shares the moving story of the friendships formed through his participation on the Science Olympics team. She offers practical tips for developing friendships, including that they should be based on common interests, be initiated by the person with disability rather than an intermediary, and allow the person with disability to play giving roles as well as receiving roles.

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Author
Pat Amos
Source
Tash Connections, January/February 2004
Publisher
Publication Date
1 January 1970
Category
Parents
Keywords
Friendship, Families
Origin
United States

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