Provides Socialization Opportunities For Teens With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities
We've Got Friends (WGF) is a program that provides in-person and virtual hangouts for teens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) at no cost to the participants and their families. It's a simple idea that has an enormous impact on those who participate. Most adolescents with I/DD do not have a social circle; they have few friends and rarely get invited to parties or social gatherings, in contrast to their peers. This program helps these extraordinary individuals develop their very own social groups through music, meals, movement, crafts, dance, and more. WGF creates a safe, comfortable, and fun environment where participants can be themselves and thrive in a space free from judgment or awkward looks – just lots of friends!