Circle of Friends of Connecticut
reaches out to children, teens, young adults & adults with autism & disabilities &
involves them in a full array of inclusive social experiences.
What is it like to be a child with a disability?
For many children with special needs, it's lonely. Very lonely.
Circle of Friends provides a wide array of innovative programming promoting a greater awareness and understanding of both the unique needs and the unique gifts of individuals with disabilities and encourages respect and empathy for those facing difficult challenges.
The children and families benefit from weekly home visits and monthly recreational group programming. Children, teens and young/adults with special needs celebrate the holidays with exciting, interactive programs that bring to life the richness of our heritage and traditions.
For our teen volunteers, Circle of Friends aims to create an environment that will nurture and inspire their volunteer experience with meaning, purpose and self-value and a sense of connection to and responsibility for the greater community.
Circle of Friends is non-sectarian.
Freida Hecht, Director
Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Spiritual Advisor
Susan Robison, Volunteer Coordinator
Chanie Hecht Stone, YJP - Young Adult/ Adult Progamming
Rachael Zuckerman, Administrator
Marjie Freeman, PR
A Note from our Director