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8 Activities for Children and Teens with Special Needs to do This Fall

It’s that time of year again. The air is getting colder and the leaves are turning yellow, orange, and red. Fall is a great time to take in the beauty of the changing seasons and enjoy the last bits of dry and sunny days before the rain takes over. It’s a time to pick apples, carve pumpkins, check out museums, and manage your way through a corn maze. Sadly, for children and teens with disabilities, these fun fall activities can be challenging and not accessible. However, now there are more fun activities happening in the greater Seattle area that are available to every child!


#1. Go to the pumpkin patch at Swans Trail Farms

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Going to the pumpkin patch is the quintessential fall activity for many families, however… Read More »

Meet Friendship Circle's Newest Staff Members!

Here at Friendship Circle we already have a wonderful group of staff, volunteers, children, and their families. However, we are always looking to expand our circle. With that being said, we are happy to announce that we now have three new staff members!   


Meet Ciara Coughlan - She/her



Ciara is our new Executive Assistant! She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and she just graduated from CU Boulder with a BA in international affairs and Spanish. In her free time Ciara loves to cook, hike, and practice yoga. So far she has loved Seattle with it’s beautiful greenery and amazing coffee. Ever since her freshman year of college, Ciara has always known that she wanted to work for non… Read More »

Books and resources to prepare your children for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is one of the most important and holiest days in the Jewish year. With the holiday upon us, it’s important that children, especially those with disabilities, understand its meaning and traditions. For young kids, the high holidays and time spent in the synagogue can be confusing. On the other hand, for parents, Yom Kippur can be difficult to explain to young children. But fear not, as these books and resources will make for a smooth and easy Yom Kippur for both children and their parents.




1. The book of Jonah by Peter E. Spier

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This classic story of Jonah and the fish is one that is told in synagogues every year on Yom Kippur. In the story Jonah tries to run away, however he… Read More »

Program kickoff at We Rock the Spectrum

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It’s clear that The Friendship Circle is off to a great start this year. Our program kicked off this past Sunday, September 12th at We Rock the Spectrum. Friendship is the greatest gift and we couldn’t be more proud of our community for coming together and making this event happen. All the amazing volunteers and kids had a great time hanging out with their buddies and playing on all the structures. They also got to experience a music session from our talented music therapist Dianna.

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The isolation from COVID-19 has made it challenging for people to stay connected and maintain friendships. It’s especially difficult for kids and teens with special needs who already feel isolated on a day-to-day basis. However, at… Read More »

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